INSTRUCTION MANUAL

The “Quick Reference Guide” and “Software Start Guide” are provided at end of this manual.

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INSTRUCTION MANUAL

Introduction
The EOS 550D is a high-performance, digital single-lens reflex camera featuring a fine-detail CMOS sensor with 18.0 effective megapixels, DIGIC 4, high-precision and high-speed 9-point AF, approx. 3.7 fps continuous shooting, Live View shooting, and Full HD (Full HighDefinition) movie shooting. The camera is highly responsive for shooting at anytime, provides many functions fitted for advanced shooting, and offers many other features.

Take Test Shots to Familiarize Yourself with the Camera
With a digital camera, you can immediately view the image you have captured. While reading this manual, take a few test shots and see how they come out. You can then better understand the camera. To avoid botched pictures and accidents, first read the Safety Warnings (p.233, 234) and Handling Precautions (p.12,13).

Testing the Camera Before Use and Liability
After shooting, playback and check whether the images have been properly recorded. If the camera or memory card is faulty and the images cannot be recorded or downloaded to a computer, Canon cannot be held liable for any loss or inconvenience caused.

Copyrights
Copyright laws in your country may prohibit the use of your recorded images of people and certain subjects for anything but private enjoyment. Also be aware that certain public performances, exhibitions, etc., may prohibit photography even for private enjoyment.

This camera is compatible with SD memory cards, SDHC memory cards, and SDXC memory cards. This manual will refer to all these cards as just “card.” * The camera does not come with a card for recording images. Please purchase it separately.

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Item Check List
Before starting, check that all the following items have been included with your camera. If anything is missing, contact your dealer.

Camera
(with eyecup and body cap)

Battery Pack LP-E8 (with protective cover)

Battery Charger LC-E8/LC-E8E*

Wide Strap EW-100DB III

Interface cable

Stereo AV Cable AVC-DC400ST

EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk (Software)

EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk

Camera Instruction Manual (this booklet)

* Battery Charger LC-E8 or LC-E8E is provided. (The LC-E8E comes with a power cord.) If you purchased a Lens Kit, check that the lens is included. Depending on the Lens Kit type, the lens instruction manual might also be included. Be careful not to lose any of the above items.

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Conventions Used in this Manual
Icons in this Manual
<6> <V> <U> <0> : Indicates the Main Dial. : Indicates the <S> cross keys. : Indicates the setting button.

0, 9, 7, 8 : Indicates that the respective function remains active for 4 sec., 6 sec., 10 sec., or 16 sec. respectively after you let go of the button.
* In this manual, the icons and markings indicating the camera’s buttons, dials, and settings correspond to the icons and markings on the camera and on the LCD monitor.

3 : Indicates a function which can be changed by pressing the
<M> button and changing the setting.

M

: When shown on the upper right of the page, it indicates that the function is available only in the Creative Zone modes (p.20). : Tip or advice for better shooting. : Problem-solving advice. : Warning to prevent shooting problems. : Supplemental information.

(p.**) : Reference page numbers for more information.

Basic Assumptions
All operations explained in this manual assume that the power switch has already been set to <1> (p.27). It is assumed that all the menu settings and Custom Functions are set to the default. For explanatory purposes, the instructions show the camera attached with an EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens.

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Chapters
For first-time DSLR users, Chapters 1 and 2 explain the camera’s basic operations and shooting procedures.

Introduction
Camera basics.

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

Getting Started Basic Shooting and Image Playback
Fully automatic shooting for different subjects.

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Creative Shooting
Basic shooting features for specific types of subjects.

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Advanced Shooting
Advanced shooting features.

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Shooting with the LCD Monitor (Live View Shooting) Shooting Movies Handy Features
Convenient menu-based functions.

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Image Playback Printing Images Customizing the Camera Reference

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End Pages: Quick Reference Guide and Software Start Guide

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................................................................................................................................................................. 10 Handling Precautions ........................................................................................................ 36 Q Using the Quick Control Screen ........................ 31 Attaching and Detaching a Lens ..... 24 Installing and Removing the Battery........ 30 Installing and Removing the SD Card ................................................................................................................................................................................. 55 x Image Playback................................................. 51 4 Shooting Close-ups ....................... 26 Turning on the Power ......... 49 2 Shooting Portraits................................................ 14 Nomenclature ..................................................... 53 6 Shooting Portraits at Night ..... 16 1 Getting Started 23 Charging the Battery ........ 46 1 Full Auto Techniques...................................................................................................................................................................................Contents Introduction 2 Item Check List.................................................................................................................................................................... 29 Selecting the Interface Language........................................................................................... 3 Conventions Used in this Manual ........... 42 Switching the LCD Monitor Display ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 35 Basic Operation ............... 4 Chapters ................................................................................................. 58 6 ................. 5 Contents at a Glance............................................ 54 C Creative Auto Shooting .............................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 48 7 Disabling Flash..................... 44 2 Basic Shooting and Image Playback 45 1 Fully Automatic Shooting..................................................................................................................................................... 40 Formatting the Card........ 38 3 Menu Operations ............................................................................................................................................... 27 Setting the Date and Time................................................................... 52 5 Shooting Moving Subjects........................................................................................................ 50 3 Shooting Landscapes.... 33 About the Lens Image Stabilizer.............................................................................. 12 Quick Start Guide ............................................................................................................................

...................................................................................................80 Depth of Field Preview .......................................78 f: Changing the Depth of Field ........................................85 q Changing the Metering Mode...........................................................................................................................................................................................................103 Lens Peripheral Illumination Correction .............................................87 Auto Exposure Bracketing........Contents 3 Creative Shooting 59 d: Program AE..106 7 .........................................................................................................................................................97 A FE Lock............................104 Preventing Camera Shake .........................................................................101 Auto Lighting Optimizer..............................................70 j Using the Self-timer ........................................................................................................................................60 Z: Changing the ISO Speed .....68 MF: Manual Focusing ....................66 S Selecting the AF Point ..........................72 A Selecting a Picture Style ...................................................91 A Registering a Picture Style..................98 B: Setting the White Balance ............................................................75 4 Advanced Shooting 77 s: Action Shots ..............................................................................86 Oy Setting Exposure Compensation ..........................................................................................................71 Setting the Image-recording Quality.......................................................................................83 8: Automatic Depth-of-Field AE............................................................................................................................................................................................................................69 i Continuous Shooting ......................................................................................................94 Setting the Color Space .................99 2 White Balance Correction..........................................................................89 A Customizing a Picture Style .........64 E: Changing the AF Mode .....................................................82 a: Manual Exposure................................................................................................................................................................................................................96 A AE Lock ......................................................................................................................................................................62 D Using the Built-in Flash ........

.................................................................................................... 164 8 .. 144 Preventing the LCD Monitor from Turning off Automatically ................................................ 146 Setting the Flash ............ 151 Manual Sensor Cleaning ................................................ 143 Reverting the Camera to the Default Settings........................................................................................................................................................................ 138 Setting the Auto Power-off Time............................................................ 138 Silencing the Beeper .............................................. 139 Adjusting the LCD Monitor Brightness .......................................................................................................................................... 130 Handy Features 137 Handy Features .................................................................. 162 X Editing the Movie’s First and Last Scenes ............................. 124 Shooting Function Settings .. 142 B Checking Camera Settings..................................................................................Contents 5 Shooting with the LCD Monitor (Live View Shooting) 107 A Shooting with the LCD Monitor ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 150 Appending Dust Delete Data ............................ 139 File Numbering Methods ........... 153 8 Image Playback 155 HI Searching for Images Quickly................................................................................................................................................... 138 Card Reminder ................................ 138 Setting the Image Review Time ........................ 160 k Playing Movies ........................... 158 b Rotating the Image ............................................... 147 f Automatic Sensor Cleaning .......................................................................... 140 Auto Rotation of Vertical Images ............................. 111 Using AF to Focus ...................................................... 113 Focusing Manually................ 159 k Enjoying Movies .......................................................................................... 156 u/y Magnified View ................... 108 Shooting Function Settings ........................................... 120 6 7 Shooting Movies 123 k Shooting Movies................................................................................................................................................... 146 Changing the Shooting Settings Screen Color............................................................................................................................................................................................

...................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................216 Troubleshooting Guide..........................237 End Pages: Quick Reference Guide and Software Start Guide 243 9 ..225 Index .............................Contents Slide Show (Auto Playback)...........................................................................................................212 System Map ...........................................................................................................................................................................................210 Menu Settings ...................................................................................................................................................................................171 B Shooting Information Display .....170 L Erasing Images ...............198 Setting Copyright Information..........................183 W Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) .......................................................185 Direct Printing with DPOF ...................................................................................................................................165 Viewing the Images on TV ..........................................................................................199 11 Reference 201 When Autofocus Fails ...........................................................................................................................................208 Function Availability Table according to Shooting Modes................................190 Custom Function Settings ......................................203 Remote Control Shooting.....218 Error Codes..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................206 Using Eye-Fi Cards .....................188 10 Customizing the Camera 189 Setting Custom Functions ...............192 Registering My Menu .176 wPrinting.....................173 9 Printing Images 175 Preparing to Print ...................................................................224 Specifications .......................................167 K Protecting Images ......................................................................................................................................................................................178 Trimming the Image ...........202 Using a Household Power Outlet ................................................................................................204 External Speedlites ...............................

78 (s Shutter-priority AE) p. 64 (D Flash photography) p.50.87 (Exposure compensation) p. 53.124 (k Movie shooting) Take a picture of yourself in a group Freeze the action Blur the action Blur the background Keep the background in sharp focus Adjust the image brightness (exposure) Shoot in low light Shoot without flash Photograph fireworks at night Shoot while viewing the LCD monitor Shoot movies Image Quality Shoot with image effects matching the subject p.71 (j Self-timer) p.84 (Bulb exposure) p.Contents at a Glance Shooting Shoot automatically Shoot continuously p.57 (Basic Zone modes) p.45 .108 (A Live View shooting) p.46. 62. 70 (i Continuous shooting) p.80 (f Aperture-priority AE) p.49 (7 Flash Off) p.75 (Selecting a Picture Style) 10 .

53.72 (76.175 (Direct printing) 11 . 86) Focusing Change the point of focus Shoot a moving subject p.58 (x Playback) p.Make a large-size print of the picture Take many pictures p.167 (Video OUT) p. 67 (AI Servo AF) Playback View the images with the camera Search for pictures quickly Prevent important images from accidental deletion Delete unnecessary images View the images on a TV set Set the LCD brightness p. 83.139 (LCD brightness) Printing Print pictures easily p.72 (73.156 (H Index display) p.68 (S AF point selection) p.171 (L Delete) p.170 (K Image protect) p. 1) p.

well-ventilated location. Never leave the camera near anything having a strong magnetic field such as a magnet or electric motor. If the camera has not been used for an extended period. Wipe off any water droplets with a dry cloth. 12 . If you accidentally drop the camera into water. The camera contains precision electronic circuitry. have the camera checked by your Canon dealer or check the camera yourself and make sure it is working properly. If condensation forms on the camera. remove the battery and store the camera in a cool. High temperatures can cause the camera to malfunction. This is to prevent the contacts from corroding. If the camera has been exposed to salty air. test all its functions before using it. condensation may form on the camera and internal parts. viewfinder. If you have not used the camera for some time or if there is an important shoot coming up. If there is condensation. This is to avoid damaging the camera. Do not drop it or subject it to physical shock. Strong magnetic fields can cause camera misoperation or destroy image data. and wait until the condensation has evaporated before using the camera. To prevent condensation. dry. For stubborn dirt. and focusing screen. wipe it with a well-wrung wet cloth. Corroded contacts can cause camera misoperation. Use a blower to blow away dust on the lens.Handling Precautions Camera Care This camera is a precision instrument. The camera is not waterproof and cannot be used underwater. remove the lens. Do not use cleaners that contain organic solvents to clean the camera body or lens. Avoid storing the camera where there are corrosive chemicals such as a darkroom or chemical lab. Even while the camera is in storage. Do not leave the camera in excessive heat such as in a car in direct sunlight. If the camera is suddenly brought in from the cold into a warm room. take the camera to the nearest Canon Service Center. reflex mirror. If the camera will not be used for an extended period. Never attempt to disassemble the camera yourself. do not use the camera. press the shutter button a few times once in a while to check that the camera is still working. Also avoid using or leaving the camera near anything emitting strong radio waves such as a large antenna. Do not touch the camera’s electrical contacts with your fingers. first put the camera in a sealed plastic bag and let it adjust to the warmer temperature before taking it out of the bag. card and battery from the camera. promptly consult your nearest Canon Service Center.

However. are not a malfunction. or movie shooting for a prolonged period. Store the card in a case. Do not leave the card in direct sunlight or near a heat source.Handling Precautions LCD Monitor Although the LCD monitor is manufactured with very high precision technology with over 99.. Contacts Cautions During Prolonged Use If you use continuous shooting. 13 . holding the hot camera for a long period can cause slight skin burns. Dead pixels displaying only black or red. Do not subject it to excessive force. dusty. If the LCD monitor is left on for a prolonged period. the camera may become hot. or magnet. Although this is not a malfunction. Do not store the card in hot. or vibration.99% effective pixels. Lens After detaching the lens from the camera. in rare cases lubricant from the camera’s internal parts may adhere to the front of the sensor. note the following: Do not drop. In low or high temperatures. this is only temporary and will disappear when the camera is left unused for a few days. the LCD monitor display may seem slow or it might look black.01% or less pixels. or humid locations. Cards To protect the card and its recorded data. attach the lens caps or put down the lens with the rear end up to avoid scratching the lens surface and electrical contacts. there might be a few dead pixels among the remaining 0. Do not store or use the card near anything having a strong magnetic field such as a TV set. In case visible spots still remain after the automatic sensor cleaning. having the sensor cleaned by a Canon Service Center is recommended. It will return to normal at room temperature. physical shock. or wet the card. screen burn-in may occur where you see remnants of what was displayed. They do not affect the images recorded. About smear adhering to the front of the sensor Besides dust entering the camera from outside. bend. speakers. etc. Live View shooting. Also avoid places prone to having static electricity.

Set the power switch to <1>. (p.26) To charge the battery.27) When the LCD monitor displays the Date/Time setting screen. . (p. (p. (p.31) With the card’s label facing you. (p. insert it into the slot.Quick Start Guide 1 2 3 4 5 14 White index Red index Insert the battery.33) Open the slot cover and insert a card. see page 24. Set the lens focus mode switch to <AF>. see page 29.33) Align the lens’ white or red index with the camera’s index in the matching color. Attach the lens.

and the camera will focus the subject. 15 . Press the shutter button halfway. the built-in flash will popup automatically.Quick Start Guide 6 7 8 9 Set the Mode Dial to <1> (Full Auto). To shoot while looking at the LCD monitor. see page 107. The shooting settings displayed on the LCD monitor will turn off when your eye nears the viewfinder eyepiece. 2 sec. To delete an image.138) The captured image will be displayed for approx. Take the picture. Focus the subject. If necessary. To display the image again. (p.37) Press the shutter button completely to take the picture. (p.37) Look through the viewfinder and aim the viewfinder center over the subject. press the <x> button (p. Review the picture. (p. (p. on the LCD monitor.46) All the necessary camera settings will be set automatically.171).58). see “Erasing Images” (p.

Nomenclature
The names in bold indicate the parts mentioned up until the “Basic Shooting and Image Playback” section.
Mode Dial (p.20) Power switch (p.27) <Z> ISO speed setting button (p.62) <6> Main Dial (p.4) Shutter button (p.37) Built-in flash/AF-assist beam (p.64/147) EF Lens mount index (p.33) EF-S Lens mount index (p.33) Flash-sync contacts Hot shoe (p.206) <V> Focal plane mark (p.52) Strap mount (p.23) Red-eye reduction/ Self-timer lamp (p.65/71) Remote control sensor (p.106,204) Grip
Mirror (p.106,153)

Microphone (p.134) <D> Flash button (p.64)

Contacts (p.13) Lens mount Lens lock pin

Terminal cover Lens release button (p.34) Depth-of-field preview button (p.82)

External microphone IN terminal (p.134) Remote control terminal (p.205) Audio/video OUT/ Digital terminal (p.169,176) Body cap (p.33) HDMI mini OUT terminal (p.167)

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Nomenclature

Eyecup (p.205) Viewfinder eyepiece Display-off sensor (p.146)

Dioptric adjustment knob (p.36) <A> Live View shooting/ Movie shooting button (p.108/124) <A/I> AE lock/ FE lock button/ Index/Reduce button (p.97/98/156/158,183) <S/u> AF point selection/ Magnify button (p.68/158,183)

<B> Shooting settings display button (p.44,110,126, 143,173)

<M> Menu button (p.40) Speaker (p.162) Card slot cover (p.31)

LCD monitor (p.40,139)

<O> Aperture/ Exposure compensation button (p.83/87) Tripod socket <Q/l> Quick Control button/ Direct print button (p.38/181) <x> Playback button (p.58) <0> Setting button (p.40) <S> Cross keys (p.40) <WB> White balance selection button (p.99) <XA> Picture Style selection button (p.75) <Yi/Q> Drive mode selection button (p.70,71) <ZE> AF mode selection button (p.66) Card slot (p.31)

DC cord hole (p.203)

Access lamp (p.32) Battery compartment cover release lever (p.26) Battery compartment cover (p.26) <L> Erase button (p.171)

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Nomenclature

Shooting Settings Display
Exposure level indicator Exposure compensation amount (p.87) AEB range (p.89) Shutter speed Picture Style (p.75) Shooting mode Image-recording quality (p.72) 73 83 74 84 76 86 1 1+73 Large/Fine Large/Normal Medium/Fine Medium/Normal Small/Fine Small/Normal RAW RAW+Large/Fine Auto Lighting Optimizer (p.103) Drive mode (p.70,71) u Single shooting i Continuous shooting Q Self-timer/ Remote control l Self-timer:2 sec q Self-timer: Continuous Shots remaining Shots remaining during WB bracketing Self-timer countdown Bulb exposure time Metering mode (p.86) q Evaluative metering w Partial metering r Spot metering e Center-weighted average metering AF mode (p.66) X One-Shot AF 9 AI Focus AF Z AI Servo AF g Manual Focusing Aperture c Main Dial pointer (p.77) ISO speed (p.62) Flash exposure compensation (p.88) Highlight tone priority (p.194)

Quick Control icon (p.38) White balance (p.99) Q Auto W Daylight E Shade R Cloudy Y Tungsten light U White fluorescent light I Flash O Custom 2 White balance correction (p.101) B White balance bracketing (p.102) Eye-Fi transmission status* (p.208) Battery check (p.28) zxcn

* Displayed if an Eye-Fi card is used. The display will show only the settings currently applied.

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Nomenclature

Viewfinder Information
Spot metering circle Focusing screen AF point activation indicator < > AF points

<Z> ISO speed <2> White balance correction

<A> AE lock/ AEB in-progress

<o> Focus confirmation light Max. burst <0> Monochrome shooting ISO speed <A> Highlight tone priority Exposure level indicator Exposure compensation amount AEB range Red-eye reduction lamp-on indicator Aperture

<D> Flash-ready Improper FE lock warning <e> High-speed sync (FP flash) <d> FE lock/ FEB in-progress <y> Flash exposure compensation

Shutter speed FE lock (FEL) Busy (buSY) Built-in flash recycling (D buSY)

Card full warning (FuLL) Card error warning (Err) No card warning (Card)

The display will show only the settings currently applied.

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Nomenclature

Mode Dial The Mode Dial includes the Basic Zone modes, Creative Zone modes, and Movie shooting mode. Creative Zone These modes give you more control for shooting various subjects. d s a : Program AE (p.60) : Shutter-priority AE (p.78) : Manual exposure (p.83) AE (p.85)

f : Aperture-priority AE (p.80) 8: Automatic depth-of-field

Basic Zone All you do is press the shutter button. Fully-automatic shooting suiting the subject. 1: Full Auto (p.46) C: Creative Auto (p.55) Image Zone 7: Flash Off (p.49) 2 : Portrait (p.50) 3: Landscape (p.51) 4 : Close-up (p.52) 5: Sports (p.53) 6 : Night Portrait (p.54) k: Movie shooting (p.123)

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Nomenclature Lens Lens without a distance scale Focusing ring (p.13) Lens with a distance scale Hood mount (p.13) Lens mount index (p.231) Focus mode switch (p.231) Zoom ring (p.120) Image Stabilizer switch (p.33) 21 .33) Contacts (p.33) Zoom ring (p.34) Filter thread (front of lens) (p.231) Image Stabilizer switch (p.34) Focusing ring (p.231) Zoom position index (p.33) Zoom position index (p.120) Focus mode switch (p.69.34) Hood mount (p.35) Lens mount index (p.35) Contacts (p.34) Distance scale Filter thread (front of lens) (p.69.

Battery Charger LC-E8E Charger for Battery Pack LP-E8 (p. Charge lamp Full-charge lamp Battery pack slot Power cord Power cord socket 22 .Nomenclature Battery Charger LC-E8 Charger for Battery Pack LP-E8 (p.24). Battery pack slot Charge lamp Full-charge lamp Power plug This power unit is intended to be correctly orientated in a vertical or floor mount position.24).

Pull the strap to take up any slack and make sure the strap will not loosen from the buckle. 1 Eyepiece cover 23 .205). Attaching the Strap Pass the end of the strap through the camera’s strap mount eyelet from the bottom. Then pass it through the strap’s buckle as shown in the illustration. The eyepiece cover is also attached to the strap (p.Getting Started This chapter explains preparatory steps before you start shooting and basic camera operations.

For safety reasons. the full-charge lamp will turn green. 2 hours to fully recharge a completely exhausted battery at 23°C / 73°F. To detach the battery. Recharging starts automatically and the charge lamp turns orange. attach the battery securely. 24 .Charging the Battery 1 Remove the protective cover. recharging in low temperatures (6°C . When the battery is fully recharged. For LC-E8 As shown by the arrow.10°C / 43°F . For LC-E8E LC-E8E Connect the power cord to the charger and insert the plug into the power outlet. follow the above procedure in reverse. LC-E8 3 Recharge the battery. The time required to recharge the battery depends on the ambient temperature and battery’s charge level.50°F) will take a longer time (up to 4 hours). As shown in the illustration. flip out the battery charger’s prongs and insert the prongs into a power outlet. It takes approx. 2 Attach the battery.

If the battery is left in the camera for a prolonged period. detach it and unplug the charger from the power outlet. Purchase a new battery. When not using the camera. a small amount of power current is released. the battery has reached the end of its service life.Charging the Battery Tips for Using the Battery and Charger Recharge the battery on the day before or on the day it is to be used. The battery charger can also be used in foreign countries. Even during storage. After recharging the battery. Storing the battery after it is fully charged can lower the battery’s performance. Store the battery with the protective cover attached. Doing so can damage the battery charger. The battery charger is compatible with a 100 V AC to 240 V AC 50/ 60 Hz power source. resulting in excess discharge and shorter battery life. If necessary. a charged battery will gradually discharge and lose its power. Using it with an incompatible battery charger or product may result in malfunction or accidents for which Canon cannot be held liable. Do not attach any portable voltage transformer to the battery charger. remove the battery. 25 . Do not charge any battery other than the Battery Pack LP-E8. attach a commercially-available plug adapter for the respective country or region. The Battery Pack LP-E8 is dedicated to Canon products only. If the battery becomes exhausted quickly even after being fully charged.

1 Open the battery compartment cover. be sure to attach the protective cover to the battery. To prevent short circuiting. Slide the lever as shown by the arrow and open the cover. 3 Close the cover. 2 Insert the battery. Otherwise. After opening the battery compartment cover. the battery Insert the end with contacts. Press the battery release lever as shown by the arrow and remove the battery. 26 . Press the cover Removing the Battery Open the cover and remove the battery. be careful not to swing it back further.until it snaps shut.Installing and Removing the Battery Installing the Battery Load a fully charged Battery Pack LP-E8 into the camera. the hinge might break. Insert the battery until it locks in place.

This is normal and not a problem. Even during the sensor cleaning.Turning on the Power If the date/time setting screen appears when you turn on the power switch. the sensor cleaning will be executed automatically. the camera turns off automatically after about 30 seconds of non-operation.37) to stop the sensor cleaning and take a picture. the <f> icon might not be displayed. you can still shoot by pressing the shutter button halfway (p. [Recording . the LCD monitor will display <f>.] will be displayed and the power will turn off after the card finishes recording the image. 27 . <2> : The camera is turned off and does not operate. If you repeatedly turn the power switch <1>/<2> at a short interval. To turn on the camera again.. About Auto Power Off To save battery power. If you set the power switch to <2> while an image is being recorded to the card. just press the shutter button halfway (p.139).. see page 29 to set the date/time. During the sensor cleaning. You can change the auto power-off time with the menu’s [5 Auto power off] setting (p. About the Automatic Self-Cleaning Sensor Whenever you set the power switch to <1> or <2>. Set to this position when not using the camera. <1> : The camera turns on.37).

470 shots without flash use and approx. 28 . the number of possible shots at 23°C / 73°F is approx. see page 109. the number of possible shots may be lower. n : Battery must be recharged. 440 shots At 0°C / 32°F Approx. 470 shots Approx. but adequate power remains. For battery life with Live View shooting. • Using the lens Image Stabilizer. 270 shots with 50% flash use. • Often activating only the AF without taking a picture. Depending on the lens used. x : Battery level is slightly down. • Using the LCD monitor often. The Battery Grip BG-E8 approximately doubles the number of possible shots with two LP-E8 batteries installed. the battery level will be indicated in one of four levels: z : Battery level is OK. 550 shots Approx. The number of possible shots will decrease with any of the following operations: • Pressing the shutter button halfway for a prolonged period. With size-AA/LR6 alkaline batteries. Battery Life Temperature No Flash 50% Flash Use At 23°C / 73°F Approx. The lens operation is powered by the camera’s battery. and CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) testing standards. c : Battery will be exhausted soon. 400 shots The figures above are based on a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8.Turning on the Power Checking the Battery Level When the power switch is set to <1>. no Live View shooting.

Press <0> so <a> is displayed. then press <0>. 29 . The date/time will be set. select [Date/ Press the <U> key to select the [6] tab. The date/time set will start from when you press <0> in step 4. Press the <M> button to display the menu.) setting. Press the <V> key to set the number. Press the <V> key to select [Date/ Time]. set the date/time again. Note that the date/time appended to recorded images will be based on this date/time setting. If this happens. Press then press <0>. (Returns to b.3 Setting the Date and Time When you turn on the power for the first time or if the date/time has been reset. 4 Exit the the <U> key to select [OK]. Follow steps 3 and 4 to set the date/time. If you store the camera without the battery or if the camera’s battery becomes exhausted. Under 2 Time]. 1 Display the menu. the 3 SetPress date and time. then press <0>. the [6] tab. the Date/Time setting screen will appear.to select the the <U> key date or time number. Be sure to set the correct date/time. Press the <M> button to return to the shooting settings display. the date/time might be reset.

The interface language will change. 30 . Press the <M> button to display the menu. tab. the the <V> key to select language. select Press the <U> key to select the [6] tab. Under the [6] 2 [LanguageK]. Press the <M> button to return to the shooting settings display. the 3 SetPress desired language. then press <0>.3 Selecting the Interface Language 1 Display the menu. then press <0>. Press the <V> key to select [LanguageK] (the third item from the top).

When you set the power switch to <1>.138). face As the card’s label side toward you and insert it until it clicks in place. image-recording quality. 3 Close the cover. the number of possible shots will be displayed on the LCD monitor. 2 Insertshown by the illustration. ISO speed. Installing the Card 1 Write protect switch Open the cover. Possible shots The number of possible shots depends on the remaining capacity of the card. etc. the card. Make sure the card’s write protect switch is set upward to enable writing/erasing.and slide it in the Close the cover direction shown by the arrow until it snaps shut. Slide the cover as shown by the arrow to open it. 31 . Setting the [1 Release shutter without card] menu option to [Disable] will prevent you from forgetting to install a card (p.Installing and Removing the SD Card The captured images are recorded onto the card (sold separately).

being erased. remove and reinstall the card. card.. If the error persists. Doing so may damage the image data. • Shaking or banging the camera around. then open the cover.140). Pull the card straight out. If the card already contains recorded images. When the access lamp is lit or blinking. then let go. It may also damage the card or camera. Gently in the The card will stick out. Make sure the access lamp is off. The card may then return to normal. then close the cover. or data is being transferred.” is not displayed on the LCD monitor. • Opening the card slot cover. transfer all the images and then format the card with the camera (p. the 2 Remove pushcard. While the access lamp is lit or blinking. Do not touch the card’s contacts with your fingers or metal objects. the image number might not start from 0001 (p.. • Removing the battery.Installing and Removing the SD Card Removing the Card 1 Access lamp Open the cover.42). it indicates that the images are being written to or read by the card. Set the power switch to <2>. never do any of the following. Check that “Recording. If a card-related error message is displayed on the LCD monitor. 32 . use a different card. If you can transfer all the images in the card to a computer.

Remove dust on the body cap before attaching it.Attaching and Detaching a Lens Attaching a Lens 1 White index Remove the caps. When storing the camera without a lens attached. do it in a place with minimal dust. lens. switch If it is set to <MF> (manual focus). Turn the lens as shown by the arrow until it snaps in place. 4 Remove the front lens cap. 33 . be sure to attach the body cap to the camera. Minimizing Dust When changing lenses. Remove the rear lens cap and the body cap by turning them as shown by the arrows. autofocus will not operate. Red index lens. set the focus mode 3 On the to <AF> (autofocus). 2 Attach the lens’ red or white index with Align the the camera’s index matching the same color.

42 x 0. turn the lens as shown by the arrows. turn the zoom ring on the lens with your fingers. do not touch the rotating part. Do not look at the sun directly through any lens.3 x 14.) 35mm image size (36 x 24 mm / 1. Attach the rear lens cap to the detached lens.88 x 0. then detach it.6x. Image sensor size (22. Turning the zoom ring after achieving focus may throw off the focus slightly.94 in.9 mm / 0. Turn the lens until it stops. it will look like the lens focal length is increased by 1.) 34 .59 in. If you want to zoom. do it before focusing. If the front part (focusing ring) of the lens rotates during autofocusing. Detaching the Lens While pressing the lens release button. Doing so may cause loss of vision. Image Conversion Factor Since the image sensor size is smaller than the 35mm film format.Attaching and Detaching a Lens About Zooming To zoom.

About the Lens Image Stabilizer When you use the IS lens’ built-in Image Stabilizer. The Image Stabilizer may not be effective if the subject moves at the time of exposure. 3 Take thethe picture looks steady in the When viewfinder. 1 Set the IS switch to <1>. press the shutter button completely to take the picture. 2 Press the shutter button halfway. picture. * IS stands for Image Stabilizer. you can save battery power by switching the IS switch to <2>. The Image Stabilizer may not be effective for excessive shaking such as on a rocking boat. The procedure explained here is based on the EF-S 18-55mm f/3. Some IS lenses enable you to switch the IS mode manually to suit the shooting conditions. However. the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5. The Image Stabilizer will operate. If the camera is mounted on a tripod.5-5. The Image Stabilizer can operate with the focus mode switch set to either <f> or <g>. 35 .6 IS lenses switch the IS mode automatically.6 IS and EF-S 18-135mm f/3. Set also the camera’s power switch to <1>.6 IS lens as an example. The Image Stabilizer is effective even when the camera is mounted on a monopod. camera shake is corrected to obtain a less blurred shot.5-5.

Wrap your right hand around the camera grip firmly. Press your arms and elbows lightly against the front of your body. 2. using Dioptric Adjustment Lens E (10 types. Hold the lens bottom with your left hand. Press the camera against your face and look through the viewfinder. If the camera’s dioptric adjustment still cannot provide a sharp viewfinder image. place one foot in front of the other. Press the shutter button lightly with your right hand’s index finger. 5. To shoot while looking at the LCD monitor. To maintain a stable stance. Horizontal shooting Vertical shooting 1. 4. 36 . 6. hold the camera still to minimize camera shake. Holding the Camera To obtain sharp images. 3. see page 107. sold separately) is recommended.Basic Operation Adjusting the Viewfinder Clarity Turn the dioptric adjustment knob. Turn the knob left or right until the nine AF points in the viewfinder look sharp.

Even during the menu display. 37 . Pressing halfway This activates autofocusing and automatic exposure metering that sets the shutter speed and aperture. note the following: • Hold and steady the camera as shown on the previous page. • Press the shutter button halfway to autofocus. Then you can further press the shutter button completely. and image recording. The exposure setting (shutter speed and aperture) is displayed in the viewfinder (0). If you press the shutter button completely without pressing it halfway first or if you press the shutter button halfway and then press it completely immediately. the camera will take a moment before it takes the picture. Preventing Camera Shake Hand-held camera movement during the moment of exposure is called camera shake. you can instantly go back to shooting-ready by pressing the shutter button halfway. then slowly press the shutter button completely.Basic Operation Shutter Button The shutter button has two steps. It can cause blurred pictures. You can press the shutter button halfway. image playback. Pressing completely This releases the shutter and takes the picture. To prevent camera shake.

1 Display the Quick Control screen.70) and the imagerecording quality (p. This is called the Quick Control screen. Turn the <6> dial to change the setting. the the <S> key to select function to be set. The selected function is displayed on the screen’s bottom.72). the 2 SetPress desired setting. press the <Q> button. 3 Take thethe shutter button completely to Press take the picture. The Quick Control screen will activate (7). In the Basic Zone modes (except C). you can select certain drive modes (p. When the shooting settings are displayed. Basic Zone modes Creative Zone modes picture. 38 .Q Using the Quick Control Screen You can directly select and set the shooting functions displayed on the LCD monitor.

89) Shooting mode* (p.66) Asterisked functions cannot be set with the Quick Control screen.72) Picture Style (p.103) Drive mode (p.70) Metering mode (p.Q Using the Quick Control Screen Quick Control Screen Nomenclature Aperture (p. The respective setting screen will then appear (except for the shutter speed and aperture).78) Exposure compensation/ AEB setting (p.62) Highlight tone priority* (p. <0> 39 .75) White balance (p.20) Image-recording quality (p. You can also press the <U> key to change the setting.99) ISO speed (p. Turn the <6> dial to change the setting. Function Setting Display On the Quick Control screen.194) Flash exposure compensation (p.88) Auto Lighting Optimizer (p.80) Shutter speed (p. select the function and press <0>. Press <0> to finalize the setting and return to the Quick Control screen.86) AF mode (p.

<S> cross keys. and <0> button on the camera back. use the <M> button. Creative Zone modes 3 Playback 1 Shooting Tab 5 Set-up 9 My Menu Menu settings Menu items 40 .3 Menu Operations You can set various functions with the menus such as the image-recording quality. <M> button <0> button LCD monitor <S> Cross keys Menu Screen Basic Zone modes Movie shooting mode * In Basic Zone modes and Movie shooting mode. etc. While looking at the LCD monitor. the tabs and menu options displayed will be different. date/time.

<0> to setting. (Some settings require you to press either the <V> or <U> key to select it.) The current setting is indicated in blue. Press You can also turn the <6> dial to select a tab. Press the <M> button to display the menu.or <U> key to Press the <V> select the desired setting. the setting. 2 Select athe <U> key to select a tab. 6 Exit the the <M> button to return Press to the shooting settings display. 41 . 3 Select the desiredkey to select the Press the <V> item. 5 SetPress desired set it. item. then press <0>.3 Menu Operations Menu Setting Procedure 1 Display the menu. tab. A list of menu functions is on page 212. 4 Select the setting. The explanation of menu functions hereinafter assumes that you have pressed the <M> button to display the menu screen.

1 Select [Format]. select [Format]. the menu will reappear. press <0>. Under the [5] tab. Select [OK]. then press <0>. before formatting the card. If necessary. 2 Format the card. When the formatting is completed. etc. all images and data in the card will be erased. When the card is formatted. Even protected images will be erased.. format the card with the camera. transfer the images to a computer. For low-level formatting. then The card will be formatted. press the <L> button to checkmark [Low level format] with <X>.3 Formatting the Card If the card is new or was previously formatted by another camera or computer. so make sure there is nothing you need to keep. 42 . then select [OK].

Be aware of this when selling or discarding the card. the software in the card must be installed in your computer. Since low-level formatting will erase all recordable sectors in the card. the formatting will take slightly longer than normal formatting. The card capacity displayed on the card format screen might be smaller than the capacity indicated on the card. The card was formatted by a different camera or a computer.224). A card-related error is displayed (p. 43 . The actual data is not completely erased. When the card is formatted or data is erased. About Low-level Formatting Do low-level formatting if the card’s recording or reading speed seems slow. Then format the card with the camera. only the file management information is changed. When discarding the card. Even in this case.3 Formatting the Card Execute [Format] in the following cases: The card is new. normal formatting will have been completed and you can use the card as usual. execute low-level formatting or destroy the card physically to prevent the data from being leaked. Before using a new Eye-Fi card. You can stop the low-level formatting by selecting [Cancel]. The card is full with images or data. This device incorporates exFAT technology licensed from Microsoft.

While the menu screen or image is displayed as shown below. If a fluorescent light is nearby. the LCD monitor might turn off.Switching the LCD Monitor Display The LCD monitor can display the shooting settings screen. you can instantly return to the shooting settings screen (shown above) and shoot by pressing the shutter button halfway. Menu Functions Captured Image Appears when you press the <M> button. image. the display-off sensor (p. 44 . When your eye nears the viewfinder eyepiece. Press the button again to return to the previous screen. In such a case. take the camera away from the fluorescent light. Pressing the <B> button turns the display on or off. Press the button again to return to the previous screen. Shooting Settings Displayed when the camera is turned on. If you look at the viewfinder while wearing sunglasses. menu screen. press the <B> button to turn off the monitor. If this happens. This prevents the bright LCD monitor from interfering with your view. Appears when you press the <x> button. the LCD monitor might not turn off automatically. 146) turns off the LCD monitor automatically. The LCD monitor turns on again when your eye leaves the viewfinder eyepiece.17. etc.

to prevent botched pictures due to mistaken operations. major shooting settings cannot be changed in the fully-automatic modes. Also.Basic Shooting and Image Playback This chapter explains how to use the Basic Zone modes on the Mode Dial for best results and how to playback images. It is also enabled by default in the Creative Zone modes (p. The settings (functions set automatically) which cannot be set by the user are grayed out. With the Basic Zone modes.210). all you do is point and shoot and the camera sets everything automatically (p. the Auto Lighting Optimizer will adjust the image automatically to obtain the optimum brightness and contrast.103). Ba si cZ one 45 . 2 About the Auto Lighting Optimizer In the Basic Zone modes.

All the AF points will be used to focus. you can push it back down with your fingers. 4 Take thethe shutter button completely to Press take the picture. and Press the shutter button the lens will adjust the focus. the beeper will sound and the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will light. 2 Aim any AF point over the subject. If the built-in flash has popped up. the built-in flash will popup automatically. on the LCD monitor. If necessary. 46 . Aiming the center AF point over the subject will make focusing easier.1 Fully Automatic Shooting 1 AF point Set the Mode Dial to <1>. The dot inside the AF point achieving focus flashes briefly in red. At the same time. The captured image will be displayed for about 2 sec. 3 Focus the subject. Focus confirmation light picture. halfway. and generally the closest object will be focused.

1 Fully Automatic Shooting

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The focus confirmation light <o> blinks and focus is not achieved. Aim the AF point over an area having good contrast, then press the shutter button halfway (p.202). If you are too close to the subject, move away and try again. Sometimes multiple AF points flash simultaneously. This indicates that focus has been achieved at all those AF points. When the AF point covering the desired subject flashes, take the picture. The beeper continues to beep softly. (The focus confirmation light <o> does not light.) It indicates that the camera is focusing continuously on a moving subject. (The focus confirmation light <o> does not light.) While the beeper is beeping, you can press the shutter button completely to shoot a moving subject in focus. Pressing the shutter button halfway does not focus the subject. When the focus mode switch on the lens is set to <MF> (Manual Focus), the camera does not focus. Set the focus mode switch to <AF> (Auto Focus). Although it is daylight, the flash popped up. For a backlit subject, the flash may pop up to help reduce the subject’s dark shadow. In low light, the built-in flash fired a series of flashes. Pressing the shutter button halfway may trigger the built-in flash to fire a series of flashes to assist autofocusing. This is called AF-assist beam. It is effective up to approx. 4 meters/13.1 feet away. Although flash was used, the picture came out dark. The subject was too far away. The subject should be within 5 meters/16.4 feet from the camera. When flash was used, the bottom part of the picture came out unnaturally dark. The subject was too close to the camera, and a shadow was created by the lens barrel. The subject should be at least 1 meter/3.3 feet away from the camera. If a hood has been attached to the lens, remove it before taking the flash picture.

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Recomposing the Shot

Depending on the scene, position the subject toward the left or right to create a balanced background and good perspective. In the <1> (Full Auto) mode, while you press the shutter button halfway to focus a still subject, the focus will be locked. You can then recompose the shot and press the shutter button completely to take the picture. This is called “focus lock”. Focus lock is also possible in other Basic Zone modes (except <5> Sports).

Shooting a Moving Subject

In the <1> (Full Auto) mode, if the subject moves (distance to camera changes) during or after you focus, AI Servo AF will take effect to focus the subject continuously. As long as you keep aiming the AF point on the subject while pressing the shutter button halfway, the focusing will be continuous. When you want to take the picture, press the shutter button completely.

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7 Disabling Flash
In places where flash photography is prohibited, use the <7> (Flash Off) mode. This mode is also effective for candlelight scenes when you want to capture the ambient light.

Shooting Tips
If the numeric display in the viewfinder blinks, take care to prevent camera shake. Under low light when camera shake is prone to occur, the viewfinder’s shutter speed display will blink. Hold the camera steady or use a tripod. When using a zoom lens, use the wide-angle end to reduce blur caused by camera shake. Taking portraits without flash. Under low light, the person must not move until the picture is taken. If the person moves during the exposure, he or she might look blurred in the picture.

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The <2> (Portrait) mode blurs the background to make the human subject stand out. It also makes flesh tones and the hair look softer than with the <1> (Full Auto) mode.

Shooting Tips
The farther the distance between the subject and background, the better. The further the distance between the subject and background, the more blurred the background will look. The subject will also stand out better in front of a plain, dark background. Use a telephoto lens. If you have a zoom lens, use the telephoto end to fill the frame with the subject from the waist up. Move in closer if necessary. Focus the face. Check that the AF point covering the face flashes in red.

If you hold down the shutter button, you can shoot continuously to obtain different poses and facial expressions. (max. approx. 3.7 shots/sec.) If necessary, the built-in flash will pop up automatically.

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Use the <3> (Landscape) mode for wide scenery, night scenes, or to have everything in focus from near to far. The greens and blues also become more vivid and sharper than with <1> (Full Auto).

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With a zoom lens, use the wide-angle end. When using the wide-angle end of a zoom lens, objects near and far will be in focus better than at the telephoto end. It also adds breadth to landscapes. Shooting night scenes. Since the built-in flash will be disabled, this mode <3> is also good for night scenes. Use a tripod to prevent camera shake. If you want to photograph a person against a night scene, set the Mode Dial to <6> (Night Portrait) and use a tripod (p.54).

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If you have a zoom lens. Check the lens for its minimum focusing distance.4 Shooting Close-ups When you want to photograph flowers or small things up close. A simple background makes the flower. etc. stand out better.. move away from the subject. use the <4> (Close-up) mode. If you are too close to the subject.8ft>. If you are too close to the subject and the bottom of the picture looks dark. the focus confirmation light <o> will blink. use the telephoto end. With a zoom lens. the built-in flash will fire. Under low light. Shooting Tips Use a simple background. use a macro lens (sold separately). Some lenses have indications such as <40. Move to the subject as close as possible. 52 . To make small things appear much larger. The lens minimum focusing distance is measured from the <V> (focal plane) mark on the camera to the subject.25m/0. using the telephoto end will make the subject look larger.

When you want to take the picture. Hold the camera steady and shoot. whether it is a child running or a moving vehicle. If focus cannot be achieved. Shooting Tips Use a telephoto lens. continuous shooting (max. Under low light when camera shake is prone to occur. use the <5> (Sports) mode. If you hold down the shutter button. approx. press the shutter button completely. the focus confirmation light <o> will blink. Aim the center AF point over the subject. the beeper will continue beeping softly.) and autofocusing will take effect.5 Shooting Moving Subjects To photograph a moving subject. the viewfinder’s shutter speed display on the bottom left will blink. Use the center AF point to focus.7 shots per sec. 53 . then press the shutter button halfway to auto focus. 3. Using a telephoto lens is recommended so you can shoot from afar. During autofocusing.

54 . The effective distance of the built-in flash is 5 meters/16. Since camera shake is prone to occur with night shots. use the <6> (Night Portrait) mode. If the self-timer is also used. Under low light. Shoot also with <1> (Full Auto). Shooting Tips Use a wide-angle lens and a tripod.4 feet from the camera. use a tripod to prevent camera shake. the self-timer lamp will light briefly when the picture is taken. Also. When using a zoom lens. shooting also with <1> (Full Auto) is recommended.4 feet from the camera. the built-in flash will fire automatically to obtain a good exposure of the person. Tell the subject to keep still even after the flash fires.6 Shooting Portraits at Night To shoot someone at night and obtain a natural-looking exposure in the background. Keep the person within 5 meters/16. use the wide-angle end to obtain a wide night view.

The Creative Auto screen appears on the LCD monitor. Press the shutter button halfway to return to the screen in step 2. color tone (Picture Style). Turn the <6> dial to change the setting. * CA stands for Creative Auto. picture. However. the image-recording quality. The default settings are the same as the <1> (Full Auto) mode. to select You can <S> key the function (7). 55 .C Creative Auto Shooting Basic Zone modes except <C> (Creative Auto) take care of everything. the 3 SetPress desired setting. 1 Set the Mode Dial to <C>. <Q> 2 Press the use thebutton. depth of field. selftimer and remote control settings will be retained. 4 Take thethe shutter button completely to Press take the picture. For details about each function. A brief description of the selected function is displayed on the screen’s bottom. the Creative Auto settings will revert to the default. etc. see page 56-57. whereas the <C> Creative Auto mode enables you to easily change the picture’s brightness. the the <S> key to select function to be set. If you change the shooting mode or if the power turns off via auto power off (p.139) or by the power switch being set to <2>.

the background might not look so blurred. If you set <b> (Flash off). (3) Adjusting the picture brightness If you move the index mark toward the left. the picture will look darker. the background will look more in focus. see “Shooting Portraits” on page 50. or <b> (Flash off) can be selected. 56 . <D> (Flash on). This setting cannot be set (grayed out) while the built-in flash is popped up. Depending on the lens and shooting conditions. If you move it toward the right. (2) Blurring/sharpening the background If you move the index mark toward the left. the picture will look brighter. If you want to blur the background. the background will look more blurred. If you move it toward the right. it will not be applied. When flash is used.C Creative Auto Shooting Shutter speed and aperture (1) (2) (3) (4) (6) (5) Possible shots Battery check (1) Flash firing <a> (Auto flash). see “Disabling Flash” on page 49.

7 frames per second (fps). (5) Single. Remote control shooting is also possible (p. continuous. Press the <V> key to set the number of multiple shots (2 to 10) to be taken with the selftimer. (6) Image-recording quality To set the image-recording quality.C Creative Auto Shooting (4) Image effects Besides the standard image effect. landscapes.71. <R> (Vivid blues and greens): For impressive landscapes. * By pressing <0>. (p.. <Q> (Self-timer/Remote control): See the “Using the Self-timer” note ( ) on p. <q> (Self-timer:Continuous): After 10 sec. 57 . you can display the [Quality] selection screen and set the same settings.75: Picture Style) <P> (Standard): Standard image effect applicable to most scenes. you can display the [Drive mode] selection screen and set the same settings. you can set it for portraits. <Q> (Smooth skin tones): Effective for close-ups of women or children. <V> (Monochrome image): Creates black-and-white photos. or black-and-white photos. and self-timer shooting <i> (Continuous shooting): Shoot continuously at a maximum of about 3. the set number of shots is taken continuously.204). see “Setting the Image-recording Quality” on page 72-74. By pressing <0>.

When you press the <x> button. 2 Select theimages starting with the last To view image. image. press the <Y> key.x Image Playback The easiest way to playback images is explained below. For more details on the playback procedure. 1 Playback the image. To view images starting with the first (oldest) image. the last captured image will be displayed. see page 155. press the <Z> key. Each time you press the <B> button. 58 . the display format will change. 3 Exit the the <x> button to exit the Press image playback and return to the shooting settings display. With no information displayed Basic information displayed Histogram display Detailed information display image playback.

most functions are set automatically and cannot be changed. to prevent spoiled shots. In the <d> (Program AE) mode. The difference between the Basic Zone modes and <d> is explained on page 210. * AE stands for Auto Exposure. you can set various functions and be more creative.Creative Shooting In the Basic Zone modes. 3 59 . the camera sets the shutter speed and aperture automatically to obtain a standard exposure. In the <d> (Program AE) mode. * <d> stands for Program.

the camera sets the exposure (shutter speed and aperture) automatically. 60 . A correct exposure will be obtained as long as the shutter speed and aperture display do not blink. Then press the shutter button halfway. 3 Check the shutter speed and aperture display. 2 Focus the subject. and press the Compose the shot shutter button completely. This is called Program AE. and the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder’s bottom right lights (with One Shot AF + automatic AF point selection). Look through the viewfinder and aim the selected AF point over the subject.d: Program AE To obtain a good exposure of the subject. The shutter speed and aperture will be set automatically and displayed in the viewfinder. 1 Set the Mode Dial to <d>. The dot inside the AF point achieving focus flashes briefly in red. 4 Take the picture.

61 . Differences Between <d> and <1> (Full Auto) With <1>. decrease the ISO speed.62) or use the built-in flash (p. With <d>. the built-in flash will not fire automatically. as shown in the figure.64). the program shift will be canceled. In low light (30" 3. drive mode.64). and other functions (p.210). To match the subject and ambient lighting level. and built-in flash are set automatically to prevent spoiled shots.d: Program AE Shooting Tips Change the ISO speed or use the built-in flash. many functions such the AF mode. The functions you can set are limited. the shutter speed and aperture display will blink when you press the shutter button halfway.5). turn the <6> dial to change the shutter speed and aperture setting combination (program). In bright light (4000 22). After you take the picture. only the shutter speed and aperture are set automatically. drive mode. Program shift is not possible with flash. press the <I> (Flash) button to pop up the built-in flash. built-in flash. You can freely set the AF mode.62) or use flash (p. So under low light. (Program shift) After pressing the shutter button halfway. In the <d> mode. In very low light or very bright light. you can change the ISO speed (p. either increase the ISO speed (p. The program can be shifted.

63). if [Highlight tone priority] is set to [1: Enable].400 400 . dots of light.Z: Changing the ISO SpeedN Set the ISO speed (image sensor’s sensitivity to light) to suit the ambient light level. the ISO speed is set automatically (p. (9) [ISO speed] will appear. noise (banding. the ISO speed. In the [7 Custom Functions (C. In the Basic Zone modes. the farther the flash range will be (p. the settable ISO speed range will be ISO 200 . 2 SetTurn the <6> dial or press the <U> key to select the ISO speed. “H” (equivalent to ISO 12800) can also be set (p.64).6400. H Shooting Situation (No flash) Sunny outdoors Overcast skies or evening time Dark indoors or night Flash Range The higher the ISO speed.Fn)] menu.) may appear. the ISO speed will be set automatically (p. When you shoot at high ISO speeds.63). ISO Speed Guide ISO Speed 100 . if [ISO expansion] is set to [1: On].6400 (p.192). With “AUTO” selected. 1 Press the <Z> button.194). You can also set the ISO speed in the viewfinder while turning the <6> dial. Long exposures can also cause irregular colors in the image. etc. In the [7 Custom Functions (C.Fn)] menu. 62 .1600 1600 . Using a high ISO speed or shooting in high-temperature conditions may result in more grainy images.

the actual ISO speed to be set will be displayed when you press the shutter button halfway. you can set the maximum ISO speed within ISO 400 6400. Select the ISO speed. 3 Setting the Maximum ISO Speed for Auto ISON For Auto ISO. 200. 1600. Under the [y] tab. 63 .3200 Automatically set within ISO 100 . 400. Therefore. in the image’s shooting information. you may find an ISO speed like 125 or 640 displayed as the ISO speed. However. As indicated below. the ISO speed will be set within this range. the ISO speed will be displayed in whole-stop increments of 100.6400*1 Fixed at ISO 100 Fixed at ISO 400*2*3 *1: Depending on the maximum ISO speed that has been set. then press <0>. Shooting Mode 1/7/3/4/5/6/C d/s/f/a/8 2 With flash ISO Speed Setting Automatically set within ISO 100 . or 3200. 800. When “AUTO” is set. If the maximum ISO speed has been set to [400] or [800]. then press <0>. *2: If fill flash results in overexposure.Z: Changing the ISO SpeedN About “AUTO” for Automatic ISO Speed If the ISO speed is set to “AUTO”. select [ISO Auto]. ISO 400 1600 will be set automatically if bounce flash is used with an external Speedlite. *3: In the <d/8> modes and Basic Zone modes <except 6>. ISO 100 or a higher ISO will be set. the actual ISO speed may be set more precisely. the ISO speed will be set automatically to suit the shooting mode.

6 IS lens 64 . just pop up the built-in flash and press the shutter button to take flash pictures.5 / 3.6 IS lens / EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5 .61 1 .34 1 .) will be set automatically to prevent camera shake.5-5.5 .11 1 .4.43 1 . While the flash is recycling. in meters / feet] Telephoto 1 .42 / 3.5 / 3.86 EF-S 18-55mm f/3. or backlit conditions in daylight.D Using the Built-in Flash In indoors.5-5.5 / 3.17 1 . the flash will fire for the picture. 1 Press the <D> button. Effective Flash Range ISO Speed 100 200 400/AUTO 800 1600 3200 6400 H: 12800 Wide Angle 1 .7.31 1 .5 / 3. low light.49 1 .5.9.5 .5 . In the bottom left check that the <D> icon is lit.7. .15 / 3.21 / 3.97 1 .5 .13 / 3. the shutter speed (1/60 sec.15 1 .5 / 3. and [BUSYD] is displayed on the LCD monitor.5 . button halfway.138 [Approx.69 1 . In the <d> mode. “DbuSY” is displayed in the viewfinder.22 1 .5 / 3.12 1 . you can press the <D> button anytime to take flash pictures.5 / 3.5 .5 .5 .30 / 3.5 . In Creative Zone modes.19 / 3. 2 Press the shutterof the viewfinder.6.5 / 3.5 .5 .2.5 1 .11 / 3.5 .24 1 .26 / 3.5 .3.5 .1/200 sec.5 . picture.3. 3 Take thefocus is achieved and you When press the shutter button completely.

the viewfinder display on the bottom will gradually turn off. Detach the lens hood and keep at least 1 meter/3. The effectiveness of red-eye reduction varies depending on the subject. check the image on the LCD monitor to make sure the flash exposure looks good (not dark at the bottom). then press <0>. By increasing the ISO speed. the red-eye reduction lamp will light. If the lens has a hood attached or you are too close to the subject. decrease the ISO speed. the picture will be taken. The red-eye reduction feature is most effective when the subject looks at the red-eye reduction lamp. 3 Using Red-eye Reduction Using the red-eye reduction lamp before taking a flash picture can reduce red eye. you can extend the flash range. increase the ISO speed. select [Red-eye reduc. take the picture after this display turns off. then press <0>. when the room is well lit. 65 . For important shots. Then when you press the shutter button completely. When you press the shutter button halfway.D Using the Built-in Flash Shooting Tips If the subject is far away. Red-eye reduction will work in any shooting mode except <7> <3> <5> <k>.]. Under the [1] tab. decrease the ISO speed.3 feet away from the subject. If the exposure setting in the viewfinder blinks. In bright light. when you press the shutter button halfway. For flash photography. For best results. or when you go closer to the subject. the bottom of the picture might look dark due to the obstructed flash. Select [Enable].

[AF 3 Select the AF mode. set the focus mode switch to <AF>. 66 . 2 Press mode] will appear. then press <0>.86). One-Shot AF for Still Subjects Suited for still subjects. With evaluative metering (p. the <ZE> button. the optimum AF mode is set automatically. the dot inside the AF point achieving focus lights briefly in red. When focus is achieved. In the Basic Zone modes. Aim the AF point over the subject and press the shutter button halfway. 4 Focus the subject. to select the AF Press the <U> key mode. the focus will be locked. While you hold down the shutter button halfway. 1 On the lens. the camera will focus only once. the exposure setting will be set at the same time focus is achieved. and the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will also light. You can then recompose the shot if desired. The camera will then autofocus in the selected AF mode.E: Changing the AF ModeN You can select the AF mode suiting the shooting conditions or subject. When you press the shutter button halfway.

the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will blink. 67 . the subject will be focused continuously. After the subject is focused in the One-Shot AF mode. a picture cannot be taken even if the shutter button is pressed completely. the beeper will sound softly. The exposure is set at the moment the picture is taken. the beeper will not sound even when focus is achieved.68) is automatic. If this occurs. the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will not light. During autofocusing. When focus is achieved in the AI Focus AF mode with the Servo mode active. While you hold down the shutter button halfway. the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will not light. Also.202). the camera will detect the movement and change the AF mode automatically to AI Servo AF. the beeper will not sound when focus is achieved. Or see “When Autofocus Fails” (p. the camera first uses the center AF point to focus. if the subject starts moving. if the subject moves away from the center AF point. If the [1 Beep] menu is set to [Disable].E: Changing the AF ModeN If focus cannot be achieved. AI Focus AF for Automatic Switching of AF Mode AI Focus AF switches the AF mode from One-Shot AF to AI Servo AF automatically if the still subject starts moving. Recompose the picture and try to focus again. focus tracking continues as long as the subject is covered by another AF point. AI Servo AF for Moving Subjects This AF mode is for moving subjects when the focusing distance keeps changing. With AI Servo AF. However. When the AF point selection (p.

you can select the AF point by turning the <6> dial until the desired AF point lights in red. 1 Press the <S> button.S Selecting the AF PointN In the Basic Zone modes. you can select one AF point to focus where you want. the camera sometimes may not focus the subject you want. <s>. all the AF points are active. Pressing <0> toggles the AF point selection between the center AF point and automatic AF point selection. Generally. With the <d> (Program AE). While looking at the viewfinder.to select the AF Press the <S> key point. <f>. the AF point covering the closest subject will be selected to focus. 68 . 3 Focus the selected AF point over the Aim subject and press the shutter button halfway to focus. automatic AF point selection will be set. and <a> modes. Therefore. the subject. When all AF points light up. (9) The selected AF point will be displayed on the LCD monitor and in the viewfinder. 2 Select the AF point.

the other AF points will continue to focustrack the subject automatically. If you press the shutter button halfway during manual focusing. Also. and the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will light. select and use the center AF point. The center AF point is the most sensitive among the nine AF points. set the camera to automatic AF point selection and AI Servo AF. the beeper sounds. To make it easier to focus a moving subject. lens focusing Focus by turning the Focusing ring ring until the subject looks sharp in the viewfinder. with a fast lens from f/1. 69 . If you focus the eyes first.0 to f/2.8.S Selecting the AF PointN Shooting Tips When shooting a portrait up close. MF: Manual Focusing 1 Set the lens focus mode switch to <MF>. use One-Shot AF and focus the eyes. 2 Focus the subject. the AF point achieving focus flashes in red briefly. high-precision focusing is possible with the center AF point. First use the center AF point to focus. If the subject moves away from the center AF point. If it is difficult to focus. you can then recompose and the face will remain sharp.

3 Take the picture. Shooting Tips Also set the AF mode matching the subject.i Continuous ShootingN You can shoot up to about 3. This is effective for shooting a child running toward you or capturing the different facial expressions. • For still subjects When One-Shot AF is set. 70 . the continuous shooting speed will be slower. focusing will be continuous during continuous shooting. the maximum continuous shooting burst will greatly decrease.Fn)] menu’s [High ISO speed noise reduction] (p. Press the <U> then press <0>. In AI Servo AF mode.7 shots per sec. 2 Select <i>. the continuous shooting speed may become slightly slower depending on the subject and the lens used. If the [7 Custom Functions (C. The camera shoots continuously while you hold down the shutter button fully. The continuous shooting speed might also decrease indoors and under low light. Flash can also be used.193) is set to [2: Strong]. 1 Press the <YiQ> button. • For moving subject When AI Servo AF is set. key to select <i>. the camera will focus only once during continuous shooting. Since the flash will require recycling time.

204) l: 2-sec. Two seconds before the picture is taken. To cancel the self-timer after it starts.58).j Using the Self-timer 1 Press the <YiQ> button. use focus lock (p. you should check the image for proper focus and exposure (p. If stray light enters the viewfinder when the picture is taken. 3 Take the picture. beeper. and countdown display (in seconds) on the LCD monitor. After taking self-timer shots. With <q>. 2 Select the self-timer. self-timerN (p. the self-timer lamp will stay on and the beeper will sound faster. (p. the interval between the multiple shots may be prolonged depending on the shooting functions settings such as the image-recording quality or flash. self-timer The remote control can also be used.106) q: 10-sec. self-timer plus continuous shots Press the <V> key to set the number of multiple shots (2 to 10) to be taken with the self-timer. Q: 10-sec.205). attach the eyepiece cover (p. Look through the viewfinder. You can check the self-timer operation with the self-timer lamp. 71 . When using the self-timer to shoot only yourself.48) on an object at about the same distance as where you will stand. press the <YiQ> button. then press <0>. then press the shutter button completely. to select the Press the <U> key desired self-timer. it may throw off the exposure. If you will not look through the viewfinder when you press the shutter button. focus the subject.

5+6.5M) Approx. card brand. number of possible shots. 17.0. Under the [1] tab. * The file size.) Quality 73 83 74 84 76 86 1 1+73 High quality Pixels Recorded Approx. and maximum burst will vary depending on the subject. then press <0>.1 24.2 1. image size in pixels (****x****). 8. ISO 100. and other settings.2 3. and Standard Picture Style. 8.4 3.5 megapixels) and the image quality.7 2.9 megapixels (18M) Approx.9.4 Possible Maximum Shots Burst 570 1120 1070 2100 1670 3180 150 110 34 1120 1070 2100 1670 3180 6 3 Medium quality JPEG Low quality High quality * Based on Canon’s testing standards with a 4GB card. then press <0>. 72 .5 megapixels (4.0 megapixels (8M) Approx. 4. 2 Selectyour reference. [Quality] will appear. the image-recording quality.5 24. select [Quality].9 megapixels (18M) File Size (MB) 6.4 1. Select the desired quality. ISO speed. and the number of possible shots [***] will be displayed. Guide to Image-recording Quality Settings (Approx. or 4. 1 Select [Quality]. Custom Functions. 17.3 Setting the Image-recording Quality You can select the number of megapixels to record (approx. 17. the respective For quality’s megapixel count (***M).

Does the camera display the maximum burst? The maximum burst is displayed in the viewfinder’s right side. 11.) 76 86 74 84 1+73 17. the 7 image has higher image quality. Or.8x12. When should I use 1? 1 images require processing with your computer.7cm/16. or 1+73 is recommended.7in. 14. For details. 1.7x21cm/ 1 83. 73 . Refer to the diagram on the left when Paper size choosing the image-recording quality. Even with the same number of pixels. If 8 is selected. the image quality will be slightly lower. but more images can be saved to the card. Be careful not to shoot without a card in the camera.8x3. If A3 (42x29. What’s the difference between 7 and 8? It indicates a different image quality due to a different compression rate.9in. I took more shots than the number of possible shots indicated. any number higher than 9 will be displayed only as “9.7x8.7cm/7. it might be fewer than indicated.0x5. Since it is only a single-digit indicator 0 . Other than 1.” Note that this number will also be displayed even when no card is installed in the camera. see “About 1” and “About 1+73” on the next page.0in.5x11.3in. you may be able to take more shots than was indicated. selecting a 73 higher quality (more pixels) such as 73. Depending on the shooting conditions. The number of possible shots displayed is only an estimate.) you want to crop the image. 83 A4 (29.3 Setting the Image-recording Quality FAQ I want to select the image-recording quality matching the paper size for printing.9. the images will be in the JPEG type commonly used in digital cameras.8x10cm/5.

Fn)] menu’s [High ISO speed noise reduction] Although the [7 Custom Functions (C. 74 . the images are displayed without noise reduction during image playback (on the LCD monitor and on a TV screen) or direct printing. 1+73 and [7 Custom Functions (C. CR2 0001 . 1 image 73 image File number 0001 . (Noise may be noticeable in the images. 73 images can be viewed or printed even with a computer which does not have the camera’s provided software.Fn)] menu’s [High ISO speed noise reduction] (p. About 1+73 1+73 records both a 1 and 73 image with a single shot. Commercially-available software might not be able to display RAW images.CR2 for RAW).193) settings (Standard/Low/Strong/Disable) are applied to the recorded images.JPG for JPEG and .3 Setting the Image-recording Quality About 1 1 is the raw image data before it is made into 73 or other images. JPG File extension 1. they also offer flexibility for image adjustments possible only with 1.) You can check the noise reduction effect or print noise-reduced images with Digital Photo Professional (provided software). The two images are saved to the card simultaneously. The two images will be saved in the same folder with the same file numbers (file extension . 1 is effective when you want to precisely adjust the image yourself or shoot an important subject. Using the provided software is recommended. Although 1 images require software like Digital Photo Professional (provided) so they can be displayed on the computer.

The image looks softer. Picture Style. you can obtain image effects matching your photographic expression or the subject. R Landscape (C: Vivid blues and greens) For vivid blues and greens. you can adjust the skin tone. [Picture Style] will appear. Effective for close-ups of women or children. picture. and very sharp and crisp images.A Selecting a Picture StyleN By selecting a Picture Style. This is a general-purpose Picture Style suitable for most scenes.92). 1 Press the <XA> button. Effective for impressive landscapes. The picture will be taken with the selected Picture Style applied. Picture Style Effects P Standard (C: Standard) The image looks vivid. 3 Take theand press the shutter button Focus completely. 2 Select athe <U> key to select a Press Picture Style. sharp. and crisp. This Picture Style is also selected automatically when the Mode Dial is set to <2>. then press <0>. Q Portrait (C: Smooth skin tones) For nice skin tones. 75 . This Picture Style is also selected automatically when the Mode Dial is set to <3>. By changing the [Color tone] (p.

etc. the black-and-white image cannot be reverted to color. V Monochrome (C: Monochrome image) Creates black-and-white images. the color is adjusted colorimetrically to match the subject’s color. When the subject is captured under a color temperature of 5200K. make sure the [Monochrome] setting has been canceled.. [Landscape]. a Picture Style file.91). 76 . When [Monochrome] is selected. 1-3 You can register a basic style such as [Portrait]. U Faithful This Picture Style is for users who prefer to process images with their computer. Other than with 1. W User Def.A Selecting a Picture StyleN S Neutral This Picture Style is for users who prefer to process images with their computer. <0> will appear in the viewfinder. For natural colors and subdued images. Any User Defined Picture Style which has not been set will have the same settings as the Standard Picture Style. If you want to later shoot pictures in color. and adjust it as desired (p. The image is dull and subdued.

Except for <8>. The second half of this chapter. or exposure compensation amount indicates that you can turn the <6> dial to adjust the respective setting. starting with “Changing the Metering Mode” explains the methods to adjust the exposure and the Picture Styles. aperture setting. All the functions introduced in this chapter can also be used with the <d> (Program AE) mode introduced in Chapter 3.Advanced Shooting This chapter builds on the previous chapter and introduces more ways to shoot creatively. 4 c About the Main Dial Pointer The pointer icon <c> displayed together with the shutter speed. The first half of this chapter explains how to use the <s> <f> <a> <8> modes on the Mode Dial. all the shooting modes can be used in combination with the functions introduced in Chapter 3. 77 .

3 Take theyou focus and press the When shutter button completely. picture. 78 . the viewfinder displays only the denominator. and “15"” is 15 sec. * <s> stands for Time value.) 1 Set the Mode Dial to <s>. 2 SetSee “Shooting Tips” for advice on setting the shutter speed.5 sec. Shutter Speed Display The LCD monitor displays the shutter speed as a fraction. the picture will be taken at the selected shutter speed.) Blurred motion (Slow shutter speed: 1/30 sec. Turning the <6> dial to the right sets a faster shutter speed. However. Also. and turning it to the left sets a slower one. Frozen action (Fast shutter speed: 1/2000 sec.s: Action Shots You can either freeze the action or create motion blur with the <s> (Shutter-priority AE) mode on the Mode Dial. the desired shutter speed. “0"5” indicates 0.

If you press the shutter button halfway and change the shutter speed while the aperture is displayed. the minimum aperture (highest number) will blink. Set the shutter speed so that the aperture display does not blink in the viewfinder. Use a medium shutter speed such as 1/250 sec. the maximum aperture (smallest number) will blink. hold it steady to prevent camera shake. If this happens. to 30 sec. the aperture display will blink to indicate that the standard exposure cannot be obtained. If the exposure will be too dark. Using the Built-in Flash To obtain a correct flash exposure. The flash sync speed can be set from 1/200 sec. or slower. 79 . turn the <6> dial to the left to set a slower shutter speed or increase the ISO speed. to 1/30 sec. the aperture display will also change to maintain the same exposure (amount of light reaching the image sensor). If the exposure will be too bright. Use a fast shutter speed such as 1/4000 sec. How to blur a flowing river or water fountain. If you use a telephoto lens.s: Action Shots Shooting Tips To freeze the action or moving subject. If this happens. To blur a running child or animal giving the impression of fast movement. the flash output will be set automatically (autoflash exposure) to match the automatically-set aperture. If you exceed the adjustable aperture range. turn the <6> dial to the right to set a faster shutter speed or decrease the ISO speed. Follow the moving subject through the viewfinder and press the shutter button to take the picture. to 1/500 sec. Use a tripod to prevent camera shake. Use a slow shutter speed of 1/15 sec.

Sharp foreground and background (With a high aperture f-number: f/32) Blurred background (With a low aperture f-number: f/5. If no lens is attached to the camera. the desired aperture. The apertures displayed will differ depending on the lens.f: Changing the Depth of Field To obtain a blurry background or to make everything near and far look sharp. picture. 3 Take theand press the shutter button Focus completely. The picture will be taken with the selected aperture. Turning the <6> dial to the right will set a higher f-number. the sharper the picture will look with a wider depth of field. 80 . 2 SetThe higher the aperture f-number. “00” will be displayed for the aperture. the smaller the aperture opening will be. set the Mode Dial to <f> (Aperture-priority AE) to adjust the depth of field (range of acceptable focus). Aperture Display The higher the f-number. * <f> stands for Aperture value which is the size of the diaphragm hole inside the lens. and turning it to the left will set a lower f-number.6) 1 Set the Mode Dial to <f>.

a telephoto lens has a narrow depth of field. If you exceed the adjustable shutter speed range. If the picture will be too bright. the “4000” (1/4000 sec. A farther subject will have a wider depth of field. you need not set a high aperture f-number to obtain a sharp picture from the foreground to the background. the “30"” (30 sec. If this happens. note that camera shake can occur in low light scenes. increase the ISO speed and hold the camera steady or use a tripod. the shutter speed display will also change to maintain the same exposure (amount of light reaching the image sensor). In such cases. If this happens. And the closer the subject.) shutter speed display will blink. Under low light. turn the <6> dial to the right to set a higher aperture f-number or decrease the ISO speed. The depth of field depends not only on the aperture. On the other hand. the narrower the depth of field. the shutter speed can be as long as 30 sec. Set the aperture so that the shutter speed display does not blink in the viewfinder.f: Changing the Depth of Field Shooting Tips When using an aperture with a high f-number.) shutter speed display will blink. turn the <6> dial to the left to set a lower aperture f-number or increase the ISO speed. the shutter speed display will blink to indicate that the standard exposure cannot be obtained. but also the lens and subject distance. Since wide-angle lenses have a wide depth of field (range of acceptable focus in front of and behind the point of focus). If you press the shutter button halfway and change the aperture while the shutter speed is displayed. A higher aperture f-number will make the shutter speed slower. 81 . If the picture will be too dark.

(fixed)] (p. Both the subject and background look properly exposed (automatic slow-speed flash sync). set the [7 Custom Functions (C. The shutter speed will be set automatically between 1/200 sec. the main subject is exposed with the automatic flash. The depth-of-field effect can be clearly seen on the Live View image as you change the aperture and press the depth-of-field preview button (p. Depth of Field PreviewN Press the depth-of-field preview button to stop down to the lens’s current aperture setting. Using a tripod is recommended.Fn)] menu’s [Flash sync. to suit the scene’s brightness. If you are handholding the camera. the flash output will be set automatically to match the set aperture (autoflash exposure).192).112). You can then check the depth of field (range of acceptable focus) through the viewfinder. auto] or [2: 1/200 sec. speed in Av mode] to [1: 1/ 200-1/60 sec.f: Changing the Depth of Field Using the Built-in Flash To obtain a correct flash exposure. In low light. . If you do not want a slow shutter speed to be used. 82 .30 sec. keep it steady to prevent camera shake. and the background is exposed with a slow shutter speed set automatically.

With flash. 2 Set the shutter speed and aperture. the end of the exposure level indicator will display <I> or <J>. 83 . the flash exposure will be set automatically to match the aperture that was set. Exposure level mark If the [2 Auto Lighting Optimizer] (p. To set the shutter speed. You can decide which exposure level to set. The exposure level indicator in the viewfinder indicates the exposure level up to ±2 stops from the standard exposure index at the center.103) is set to anything other than [Disable]. * <a> stands for Manual. 1 <6> <O> + <6> Set the Mode Dial to <a>. to 1/30 sec. If the amount set exceeds ±2 stops. To set the aperture. the image may still look bright even if a darker exposure has been set. or to bulb.a: Manual Exposure You can set both the shutter speed and aperture manually as desired. Standard exposure index 3 Set the exposure and take the picture. The flash sync speed can be set within 1/200 sec. While you change the shutter speed and aperture. hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial. the exposure level mark will move. turn the <6> dial.

205) is recommended. The elapsed exposure time will be displayed on the LCD monitor.a: Manual Exposure Bulb Exposures In step 2 on the preceding page. 84 .204) for bulb exposures.Fn)] menu’s [Long exp. using a tripod and Remote Switch (p. For bulb exposures.204. You can also use a remote controller (sold separately. Press the button again to stop the bulb exposure. A bulb exposure keeps the shutter open for as long as you hold down the shutter button. the bulb exposure will start immediately or 2 sec. It can be used to photograph fireworks. Since bulb exposures produce more noise than usual. You can reduce this noise by setting the [7 Custom Functions (C.193). etc. the image might look a little grainy. When you press the remote controller’s transmit button. noise reduction] to [1: Auto] or [2: On] (p. p. turn the <6> dial to the left to set <BULB>. later.

The shutter speed display in the viewfinder blinks. The desired depth of field will not be obtained. * <8> stands for Auto-Depth of field. and the aperture required to attain the necessary depth of field will be set automatically. the subject. however. If the “30"” shutter speed blinks. it means that the subject is too dark. Either use a wide-angle lens or move farther away from the subjects. The exposure is correct.8: Automatic Depth-of-Field AE Objects in the foreground and background will be in focus automatically. A slow shutter speed has been set. All the subjects covered by the AF points flashing in red will be in focus. 3 Take the picture. If the “4000” shutter speed blinks. Decrease the ISO speed. 85 . but the desired depth of field cannot be obtained. I want to use flash. FAQ The aperture display in the viewfinder blinks. This mode sets the depth of field automatically. Use a tripod to steady the camera. the result will be the same as using the <d> mode with flash. Flash can be used. Increase the ISO speed. All the AF points will function to detect the subject. it means that the subject is too bright. 1 Set the Mode Dial to <8>. 2 Focus the AF points over the subjects Aim and press the shutter button halfway (0).

This metering mode is for advanced users. select [Metering mode]. w Partial metering Effective when the background is much brighter than the subject due to backlighting. q Evaluative metering This is an all-around metering mode suited for portraits and even backlit subjects. r Spot metering This is for metering a specific part of the subject or scene. The camera sets the exposure automatically to suit the scene. the 2 SetPress metering mode. evaluative metering is recommended. Under the [2] tab. The gray area in the left figure is where the brightness is metered to obtain the standard exposure.select the the <U> key to metering mode. then press <0>. etc. then press <0>. 1 Select [Metering mode].q Changing the Metering ModeN The metering mode measures the subject’s brightness to determine the correct exposure. This metering mode is for advanced users. This metering mode is set automatically in Basic Zone modes. Normally. The gray area in the figure is where the brightness is metered to obtain the standard exposure. e Center-weighted average metering The brightness is metered at the center and then averaged for the entire scene. 86 .

Making it brighter: Hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial to the right. comp. This feature can be used in Creative Zone modes (except <a>). Although you can set the exposure compensation up to ±5 stops in 1/3-stop increments. hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial to reset the exposure compensation to zero. you should follow the instructions for [2 Exp.Setting Exposure CompensationN O Setting Exposure Compensation Set exposure compensation if the exposure (without flash) does not come out as desired. If you want to set the exposure compensation beyond ±2 stops. (Increased exposure) Making it darker: Hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial to the left. the exposure compensation indicator in the viewfinder can only display the setting up to ±2 stops. the exposure level is displayed on the LCD monitor and in the viewfinder. Increased exposure for a brighter image Decreased exposure for a darker image Dark exposure Brighter with increased exposure If the amount set exceeds ±2 stops. (Decreased exposure) As shown in the figure./AEB] on page 89. 87 . After taking the picture. the end of the exposure level indicator will display <I> or <J>.

To make the flash exposure brighter.] will be displayed at the bottom.89). the image may look bright even if a decreased exposure compensation or flash exposure compensation has been set. 3 Set the flash exposure compensation amount. 1 Display the Quick Control screen.103) is set to anything other than [Disable].Setting Exposure CompensationN y Flash Exposure CompensationN Set flash exposure compensation if the flash exposure of the subject does not come out as desired. You can set the flash exposure compensation up to ±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments. (Increased exposure) Or to make it darker. 2 Select [y]. You can also set and cancel the flash exposure compensation with the [1 Flash control] menu’s [Built-in flash func. comp. Press the [Flash exposure comp.149)./ AEB] menu (p. If the [2 Auto Lighting Optimizer] (p. After taking the picture. With the shooting settings displayed. the <y> will appear in the viewfinder. (Decreased exposure) When you press the shutter button halfway.38). Select [Flash exp. 88 . turn the <6> dial to the left. do steps 1 to 3 to return the flash exposure compensation amount to zero. comp] (p.<S> key to select [y*]. The Quick Control screen will activate (7). turn the <6> dial to the right. The exposure compensation can also be set with the [2 Expo. press the <Q> button (p. setting] option.

2 SetTurn the <6> dial to set the AEB amount. Press <0> to set it. When you press the shutter button halfway. 89 . Under the [2] tab. select [Expo. You can then choose the best exposure. comp. 3 Take theand press the shutter button Focus completely. decreased exposure. AEB will be applied centering on the exposure compensation amount. If AEB is combined with exposure compensation.3 Auto Exposure BracketingN This feature takes exposure compensation a step further by varying the exposure automatically with three shots (±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments) as shown below./AEB]. The three bracketed shots will be taken in this sequence: Standard exposure./AEB]. AEB amount picture. the AEB amount. and increased exposure. comp. Press the <U> key to set the exposure compensation amount. This is called AEB (Auto Exposure Bracketing). Standard exposure Darker exposure (Decreased exposure) Brighter exposure (Increased exposure) 1 Select [Expo. then press <0>. the AEB amount will be displayed on the LCD monitor.

decreased exposure. Using AEB with the self-timer or wireless remote control. If the [2 Auto Lighting Optimizer] (p. The three bracketed shots will be exposed in the following sequence: Standard exposure.3 Auto Exposure BracketingN Canceling AEB Follow steps 1 and 2 to turn off the AEB amount display. and increased exposure. the AEB’s effect might be minimal. decreased exposure.57). If <i> continuous shooting (p. With <q> set. Using AEB with <u> single shooting. flash recycling is complete. With the self-timer or wireless remote control (<Q> or <l>).70) has been set and you press the shutter button completely. Centering on the exposure compensation amount. the number of continuous shots will be three times the number set (p. Shooting Tips Using AEB with continuous shooting. Neither flash nor bulb exposures can be used with AEB. The AEB setting will be canceled automatically if the power switch is set to <2>.103) menu is set to other than [Disable]. and increased exposure. AEB will be applied. Press the shutter button three times to take the three bracketed shots. Using AEB with exposure compensation. you can take three continuous shots. the three bracketed shots will be taken continuously in this sequence: Standard exposure. 90 . etc.

screen will appear. Under the [2] tab. 91 . then press <0>. To see the resulting effects. Press the <M> button to save the adjusted parameters. see page 93.key to adjust the the <U> parameter as desired. select [Picture Style]. The Detail set. then press <0>. 1 Select [Picture Style]. <B> button. take test shots. The Picture Style selection screen will reappear. then press <0>. The Picture Style selection screen will appear. the 4 SetPress parameter. parameter. 3 Select a a parameter such as Select [Sharpness]. To customize [Monochrome].then press the Select Style. Picture 2 Select a a Picture Style.A Customizing a Picture StyleN You can customize a Picture Style by adjusting individual parameters like [Sharpness] and [Contrast]. Any parameter settings different from the default will be displayed in blue.

92 . Saturation The image’s color saturation can be adjusted. the more yellow the skin tone will look. set it toward the plus end. To decrease the color saturation. the blander the image will look.] in step 3. you can revert the respective Picture Style to its default parameter settings. set it toward the F end. set it toward the minus end. To make the skin tone less red. set it toward the E end. The closer it is to F. The closer it is to H. The closer it is to E. The closer it is to H. the softer the image will look. The closer it is to G. the sharper the image will look. set it toward the minus end. set it toward the minus end. Contrast Adjusts the image contrast and the vividness of colors. the redder the skin tone will look.A Customizing a Picture StyleN Parameter Settings and Effects Sharpness Adjusts the sharpness of the image. To increase the color saturation. To make the skin tone redder. To make it less sharp. To increase the contrast. set it toward the plus end. The closer it is to G. To make it sharper. the crisper the image will look. the more diluted the colors will look. the bolder the colors will look. The closer it is to G. The closer it is to H. To decrease the contrast. By selecting [Default set. The above adjustments will not be applied to the Picture Styles used in the <C> (Creative Auto) mode. Color tone The skin tones can be adjusted. set it toward the plus end.

Tree leaves will look crisper and brighter. you can create a monochrome image in that color. The blue sky will look slightly darker. lToning Effect By applying a toning effect. It can make the image look more impressive. kFilter Effect With a filter effect applied to a monochrome image. Fall leaves will look crisper and brighter. The blue sky will look quite dark. Filter N: None Ye: Yellow Or: Orange R: Red G: Green Sample Effects Normal black-and-white image with no filter effects. Increasing the [Contrast] will make the filter effect more pronounced. you can also set [Filter effect] and [Toning effect] in addition to [Sharpness] and [Contrast] explained on the preceding page. Skin tones and lips will look fine. 93 . The following can be selected: [N:None] [S:Sepia] [B:Blue] [P:Purple] [G:Green]. The blue sky will look more natural. you can make white clouds or green trees stand out more. and the white clouds will look crisper. The sunset will look more brilliant.A Customizing a Picture StyleN Monochrome Adjustment For Monochrome.

Style] selected. Under the [2] tab. screen will appear. Style. You can create Picture Styles whose parameter settings such as for sharpness and contrast are different.]. then press the Select [User Def. adjust its parameters as desired and register it under [User Def. 2 Select [User Def. 4 Select the base Pictureselect the Press the <V> key to base Picture Style. select [Picture Style]. 3]. <B> button. press With [Picture <0>. then press <0>. select the Picture Style here. You can also adjust the parameters of a Picture Style which has been registered to the camera with the provided software. 1]. 94 . then press <0>.A Registering a Picture StyleN You can select a base Picture Style such as [Portrait] or [Landscape]. To adjust the parameters of a Picture Style which has been registered to the camera with the provided software. 1 Select [Picture Style]. [User Def. The Picture Style selection screen will appear.*]. The Detail set. 3 Press <0>. or [User Def. 2].

*] settings will revert to the default.144). 95 . see “Customizing a Picture Style” on pages 91-93. *] will be displayed in blue. all the [User Def. For details. The name of the Picture Style having any modified settings (different from the default) registered under [User Def.A Registering a Picture StyleN parameter. Press the <M> button to register the new Picture Style. follow step 2 on page 75 to select [User Def. The Picture Style selection screen will then reappear. The base Picture Style will be indicated on the right of [User Def.key to adjust the the <U> parameter as desired. the 6 SetPress parameter. 5 Select a a parameter such as Select [Sharpness]. To shoot with the registered Picture Style. then press <0>. *] and then shoot. then press <0>. changing the base Picture Style in step 4 will nullify the parameter settings of the registered Picture Style. *]. *]. If you execute [Clear all camera settings] (p. If a Picture Style has already been registered under [User Def.

sRGB is set automatically. you can set the color space to sRGB or Adobe RGB for captured images. then press <0>. then [sRGB] press <0>. If the image is captured with the color space set to Adobe RGB. 2 SetSelectdesiredor [Adobe RGB]. The ICC profile is not appended.3 Setting the Color SpaceN The color space refers to the range of reproducible colors. and Design rule for Camera File System 2. Adobe RGB. sRGB is recommended. Under the [2] tab. In Basic Zone modes. 96 . For normal shooting.21). the file name will start with “_MG_” (first character is an underscore). select [Color space]. See explanations about the ICC profile in the PDF Software Instruction Manual on the CD-ROM.0 (Exif 2. About Adobe RGB This color space is mainly used for commercial printing and other industrial uses.21). With this camera. The image will look very subdued in a sRGB personal computer environment and with printers not compatible with Design rule for Camera File System 2. Post-processing of the image with software will therefore be required. 1 Select [Color space]. the color space. This setting is not recommended if you do not know about image processing.0 (Exif 2.

Each time you press the <A> button. * When the lens’ focus mode switch is set to <MF>. hold down the <A> button and press the shutter button to take another shot. q* wre AE lock is applied at the center AF point.86) AF Point Selection Method (p. Press the <A> button to lock the exposure. it locks the current auto exposure setting. 3 Recompose to maintain the AE lock If you want the while taking more shots. 1 Focus the subject. and take picture.68) Automatic Selection AE lock is applied at the AF point that achieved focus. button. The exposure setting will be displayed. then recompose and take the shot. AE lock is applied at the center AF point. 97 . Press the shutter button halfway. AE Lock Effects Metering Mode (p. (0) 2 Press the <A>lights in the viewfinder The <A> icon to indicate that the exposure setting is locked (AE lock). Manual Selection AE lock is applied at the selected AF point. This is called AE lock.A AE LockN Use AE lock when the area of focus is to be different from the exposure metering area or when you want to take multiple shots at the same exposure setting. It is effective for backlit subjects.

1 Press the <D> button to pop-up the built-in flash. 4 Take the picture. The flash will fire a preflash and the required flash output is calculated and retained in memory. and press the Compose the shot shutter button completely. This feature can also be used with a Canon EX-series Speedlite. Each time you press the <A> button. In the viewfinder. Get closer to the subject and repeat steps 2 to 4. then press the <A> button. 98 .A FE LockN FE lock locks the flash exposure setting over the desired area of the subject. The flash is fired to take the picture. (8) 3 Press thespot-metering circle over the Aim the subject. Press the shutter button halfway and look in the viewfinder to check that the <D> icon is lit. If the subject is too far away and beyond the effective range of the flash. * FE stands for Flash Exposure. a preflash is fired and the required flash output is calculated and retained in memory. the <D> icon will blink. “FEL” is displayed for a moment and <d> will light. Spot metering circle 2 Focus the subject. <A> button.

<WB> 1 Press thebalance] will button. the <Q> (Auto) setting will obtain the correct white balance. If naturallooking colors cannot be obtained with <Q>.B: Setting the White BalanceN White balance (WB) is for making the white areas look white. white object should fill the spot metering circle. <Q> will be set automatically. The “Approx. 2 Select the white balance. O Custom White Balance Custom white balance enables you to manually set the white balance for a specific light source for better accuracy. Normally. You can set any white balance. you can select the white balance to match the light source or set it manually by shooting a white object. the Press the <U> key to select desired white balance. [White appear. ****K” (K: Kelvin) displayed for the selected white balance <W> <E> <R> <Y> <U> is the respective color temperature. Do this procedure under the actual light source to be used. In Basic Zone modes. then press <0>. Focus manually and set the standard exposure for the white object. Spot metering circle 99 . 1 Photograph a white object. The plain.

Press the <WB> button. Instead of a white object. When the menu reappears.B: Setting the White BalanceN White Balance]. a correct white balance might not be obtained. then press <0>. 2 Select [Custom tab. On the dialog screen which appears. data. 4 Select the custom white balance. it cannot be selected in step 3. If the exposure obtained in step 1 is way off. select [Custom Under the [2] White Balance]. an 18% gray card (commercially available) can produce a more accurate white balance. Press the <U> key to select <O>. select [OK] and the data will be imported. 100 . If the image was captured while the Picture Style was set to [Monochrome] (p. If you do step 3. 3 Import the white balancecaptured in Select the image that was step 1. the data for the registered personal white balance will be erased. then press <0>. The custom white balance selection screen will appear. The personal white balance registered with the provided software will be registered under <O>. press the <M> button to exit the menu.76). then press <0>.

M is magenta. 2 SetPress white balance move the “ ” the <S> key to mark to the desired position. “Shift” indicates the direction and correction amount. then press <0>. One level of the blue/amber correction is equivalent to 5 mireds of a color temperature conversion filter. A is amber. This adjustment will have the same effect as using a commercially-available color temperature conversion filter or color compensating filter. and G is green.) Sample setting: A2. <2> will be displayed in the viewfinder and on the LCD monitor.2 White Balance CorrectionN You can correct the white balance that has been set. Under the [2] tab. White Balance Correction 1 Select [WB Shift/BKT]. Press <0> to exit the setting and return to the menu. Each color can be corrected to one of nine levels. Pressing the <B> button will cancel all the [WB Shift/BKT] settings. select [WB Shift/ BKT]. During the white balance correction. The color in the respective direction will be corrected. The WB correction/WB bracketing screen will appear. On the upper right. G1 101 . the correction. (Mired: Measuring unit indicating the density of a color temperature conversion filter. This is for advanced users who are familiar with using color temperature conversion or color compensating filters. B is for blue.

Pressing the <B> button will cancel all the [WB Shift/BKT] settings. On the right. White balance bracketing is possible up to ±3 levels in single-level increments. Standard white balance.2 White Balance CorrectionN White Balance Auto Bracketing With just one shot. Magenta (M) bias. the “ ” mark on the screen will change to “ ” (3 points). Press <0> to exit the setting and return to the menu. Turning the dial to the right sets the B/ A bracketing. Since three images are recorded for one shot. the card will take longer to record the shot. the image will be bracketed with a blue/amber bias or magenta/green bias. 2. and 3. This is called white balance bracketing (WB-BKT). when you turn the <6> dial. In step 2 for white balance correction. Set the white balance bracketing amount. Standard white balance. and turning it to the left sets the M/G bracketing. Green (G) bias. 2. B/A bias ±3 levels Bracketing Sequence The images will be bracketed in the following sequence: 1. 102 . three images having a different color balance can be recorded simultaneously. “Bracket” indicates the bracketing direction and correction amount. and 3. During WB bracketing. Amber (A) bias. “BKT” stands for Bracketing. Based on the color temperature of the current white balance setting. or 1. the maximum burst for continuous shooting will be lower and the number of possible shots will also decrease to one-third the normal number. Blue (B) bias.

[Standard] is set automatically. it can be corrected with Digital Photo Professional (provided software). 1 Select [Auto Lighting Optimizer]. the setting. the correction is done when the image is captured. In Basic Zone modes. The default setting is [Standard]. With JPEG images. noise might increase. or manual exposure to darken the exposure. If you want a darker exposure. 2 SetPress correctionkey to select the the <U> desired setting. If a setting other than [Disable] is set and you use exposure compensation. recorded with the The image will be brightness and contrast corrected if necessary.3 Auto Lighting OptimizerN If the image comes out dark or the contrast is low. 103 . then press <0>. 3 Take the picture. Sample of corrected brightness Depending on the shooting conditions. Under the [2] tab. select [Auto Lighting Optimizer]. set this to [Disable] first. then press <0>. the brightness and contrast can be corrected automatically. the image might still come out bright. For RAW images. flash exposure compensation.

3 Take the picture.]. For RAW images. then press <0>. select [Peripheral illumin. the four corners of the picture might look darker. see “About the Lens Correction Data” on the next page. then press <0>. screen. recorded with the The image will be corrected peripheral illumination. correct. correct. the correction is done when the image is captured. The default setting is [Enable]. With JPEG images. This is called lens light fall-off or drop in peripheral illumination. If [Correction data not available] is displayed.3 Lens Peripheral Illumination Correction Due to the lens characteristics. Press the <V> key to select [Enable]. it can be corrected with Digital Photo Professional (provided software). the 2 SetOn thecorrection setting. Correction enabled Correction disabled 104 . 1 Select [Peripheral illumin.]. Under the [1] tab. check that the attached lens’ [Correction data available] is displayed.

105 . even if [Correction data available] is displayed. the correction amount will be lower. lens peripheral illumination correction cannot be applied. the result will be the same as when the correction is set to [Disable]. see the PDF Software Instruction Manual (on the CD-ROM) for EOS Utility. If the lens does not have distance information. If the correction data for the attached lens has not been registered to the camera. The correction amount applied will be slightly lower than the maximum correction amount settable with Digital Photo Professional (provided software). Depending on shooting conditions. the lower the correction amount will be. In step 2.3 Lens Peripheral Illumination Correction About the Lens Correction Data The camera already contains lens peripheral illumination correction data for approx. you can check which lenses have their correction data registered in the camera. setting the correction to [Disable] is recommended. Lens peripheral light correction is applied even when an Extender is attached. For JPEG images already captured. With EOS Utility (provided software). 25 lenses. You can also register the correction data for unregistered lenses. if you select [Enable]. The higher the ISO speed. the peripheral light correction will be applied automatically for any lens whose correction data has been registered in the camera. For details. When using a non-Canon lens. noise might appear on the image periphery.

Fn)] menu’s [Mirror lockup] and setting it to [1: Enable] (p. the mirror locks up.Preventing Camera ShakeN The camera’s mechanical shake caused by the reflex mirror action can blur images taken with a super telephoto lens or close-up (macro) lens. then the picture is taken 2 sec. Mirror lockup is enabled by selecting the [7 Custom Functions (C. Even if <i> (Continuous shooting) has been set. The picture is taken and the mirror goes back down.195). 2 Press the shutter button completely again. there will be a shutter-release sound. The mirror will swing up. later. delay. press the shutter button completely. Shooting Tips Using the self-timer <l> with mirror lockup. keep pressing the shutter button completely (self-timer delay time + bulb exposure time). The sun’s heat can damage the camera’s internal components. but no picture will be taken. Pressing the shutter button completely again locks up the mirror again. it will go back down automatically. later. If you use the self-timer and mirror lockup in combination with a bulb exposure. 1 Focus the subject. remote control shooting together with mirror lockup can further prevent camera shake. Do not point the camera toward the sun. If you let go of the shutter button during the self-timer countdown. 106 . If 30 seconds elapse after the mirror has locked up. the mirror will lockup and the picture will be taken 2 sec. press the transmit button. mirror lockup is effective. Remote control shooting. Since you do not touch the camera when the picture is taken. With Remote Controller RC-6 set to a 2-sec. When you press the shutter button completely. single shooting will take effect. In such cases.

5 About Remote Live View Shooting With EOS Utility (provided software) installed in your computer. 107 . Using a tripod is recommended. camera shake can cause blurred images.” Live View shooting is effective for still subjects which do not move. This is called “Live View shooting. you can connect the camera to the computer and shoot remotely while viewing the computer screen. If you handhold the camera and shoot while viewing the LCD monitor.Shooting with the LCD Monitor (Live View Shooting) You can shoot while viewing the image on the camera’s LCD monitor. For details. see the PDF Software Instruction Manual on the CD-ROM.

with AF or Before shooting. the camera will return to Live View shooting automatically. The Live View image will closely reflect the brightness level of the actual image you capture. focus manual focus (p. Press The picture will be taken and the captured image is displayed on the LCD monitor. The image’s field of view is approx. the camera will focus with the current AF mode. 2 Focus the subject.A Shooting with the LCD Monitor 1 Display the Live View image. The Live View image will appear on the LCD monitor. 3 Take thethe shutter button completely. When you press the shutter button halfway. 100%. After the image review ends. Press the <A> button.113-120). picture. 108 . Press the <A> button to end the Live View shooting.

When flash is used. 1 hr. Continuous Live View shooting is possible for approx.] to [Enable]. set [Live View shoot. but only one shot will be taken. there will be two shutter sounds. 30 min. number of shots] Temperature At 23°C / 73°F At 0°C / 32°F Shooting Conditions No Flash 200 170 50% Flash Use 180 150 The figures above are based on a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8 and CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) testing standards.A Shooting with the LCD Monitor To Enable Live View Shooting Under [6 Live View function settings]. 109 . Cautions for using Live View shooting are on pages 121-122. During Live View shooting. at 23°C/73°F (with a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8). Battery Life with Live View Shooting [Approx. do not point the lens toward the sun. The sun’s heat can damage the camera’s internal components.

If <g> is blinking. AF point (Quick mode) White balance Picture Style Auto Lighting Optimizer Image-recording quality Drive mode AF mode •d : Live mode •c : Face detection Live mode •f : Quick mode Shutter speed AE lock Aperture Flash-ready Histogram AEB FEB Exposure simulation Battery check Highlight tone priority ISO speed Shots remaining Flash exposure compensation Exposure level indicator/ AEB range Magnifying frame When <g> is displayed in white.A Shooting with the LCD Monitor About the Information Display Each time you press the <B> button. the information display will change. However. it indicates that the Live View image is not being displayed at the suitable brightness due to low or bright light conditions. If flash is used or bulb is set.or bright-light conditions. The histogram might not be properly displayed in low. it indicates that the Live View image brightness is close to what the captured image will look like. the <g> icon and histogram will be grayed out (for your reference). 110 . the actual image recorded will reflect the exposure setting.

drive mode. The settable functions will be highlighted in blue. Turn the <6> dial to change the setting. and Auto Lighting Optimizer. pressing the <Q> button will enable you to set the image-recording quality. 2 Select athe <S> key to select the Press function to be set. 1 Press the <Q> button. Q Quick Control While the image is displayed on the LCD monitor.Shooting Function Settings Function settings particular to Live View shooting are explained here. function and set it. you can also set the white balance. When <f> is selected. and AF mode. The setting of the selected function is displayed at the bottom. 111 . In Creative Zone modes. the AF points will also be displayed. Picture Style.

p. you can still set <M> functions and execute playback <x>.]. you can check the depth of field by pressing the depth-of-field preview button. The functions settable in this menu screen only apply during Live View shooting.139). or [Quick mode] (p. The metering mode will be fixed to evaluative metering for Live View shooting. Grid display With [Grid 1l] or [Grid 2m]. With the AV cable (provided) or HDMI cable (sold separately).118). you can display the Live View image on a TV (p. (camera power remains on).113). the Live View shooting will be terminated.114). If you select [y Dust Delete Data]. you can display grid lines. AF mode You can select [Live mode] (p. 112 .167. These functions do not take effect during viewfinder shooting. the exposure set for the first shot will also be applied to subsequent shots. Even while the Live View image is displayed. [7 Clear settings]. You can also use a remote controller (sold separately. or [7 Firmware Ver. the Live View shooting will stop automatically after 30 min. If the camera is not operated for a prolonged period.Shooting Function Settings 3 Menu Function Settings The menu options under the [6] tab’s [Live View function settings] menu are explained below. [6 Sensor cleaning].204) for Live View shooting. the power will turn off automatically as set with [5 Auto power off] (p. In Creative Zone modes. Metering timer You can change how long the exposure setting is displayed (AE lock time). If [5 Auto power off] is set to [Off]. Using <8> will be the same as using <d>. 169). [u Live mode] (p. During continuous shooting.

118). The Live View image will appear on the LCD monitor. to move the AF Press the <S> key point to where you want to focus (it cannot go to the edges of the picture). set the lens focus mode switch to <MF>. The AF point < > will appear. [u Live mode] (face detection. and focus manually (p. select [AF mode]. the AF operation will take longer than with the Quick mode. While the Live View image is displayed. press the <L> button. To return the AF point to the center.Using AF to Focus Selecting the AF Mode The AF modes available are [Live mode]. Select the AF mode. 1 Display the Live View image. achieving focus may be more difficult than with the Quick mode. Press the <A> button. AF point 2 Move the AF point. you can press the <Q> button to select the AF mode on the Quick Control screen. 113 .120). Although AF is possible with the Live View image displayed. and [Quick mode] (p. Under [6 Live View function settings]. If you want to achieve precise focus.114). magnify the image. Also. p. Live Mode: d The image sensor is used to focus.

then Check press the shutter button completely to take the picture (p. When focus is achieved. Press the <A> button. 4 Take thethe focus and exposure. When a face is detected.Using AF to Focus the subject. the <p> frame will appear over the face to be focused. 1 Display the Live View image. human faces are detected and focused. Press the <U> key to move the <q> frame over the target face. Have the target person face the camera. the AF point will turn orange. 3 Focusthe AF point over the subject and Aim press the shutter button halfway. <q> will be displayed. the AF point will turn green and the beeper will sound. The Live View image will appear on the LCD monitor. u (Face detection) Live Mode: c With the same AF method as the Live mode. picture.108). 114 . If multiple faces are detected. If focus is not achieved.

An object other than a human face might be detected as a face. 3 Take thethe focus and exposure. halfway and Press the shutter button the camera will focus the face covered by the <p> frame. too bright or too dark. If the focus is way off. The face will then be detected and <p> will be displayed. If focus is not achieved. the AF point will turn orange. Press the <L> button again to return to the u (face detection) Live mode. When you press the <L> button.113). Since AF is not possible with a face detected near the edge of the picture. turn the focusing ring to attain rough focus. the AF point will turn green and the beeper will sound. Face detection will not work if the face is very small or large in the picture. then Check press the shutter button completely to take the picture (p. or partially hidden.108). picture. face detection will not be possible. Then if you press the shutter button halfway. 115 . If a face cannot be detected. If the lens enables manual focusing even while the lens focus mode switch is set to <f>. the <p> will be grayed out. the AF point < > will be displayed and AF will be executed at the center. the AF mode will switch to the Live mode (p. You can press the <S> key to move the AF point. When focus is achieved. The <p> focusing frame might cover only part of the face.Using AF to Focus 2 Focus the subject. the center AF point < > will be used to focus. titled horizontally or diagonally.

The image brightness may change during and after the AF operation. aim the center AF point over the subject to focus. In the Live mode or u (face detection) Live mode. If you press the <u> button in the Live mode. return to the normal view and autofocus. Note that the AF speed may differ between the normal and magnified views. the image will be magnified at the AF point. if you shoot a peripheral subject and the target subject is slightly out of focus. the focus might be off.Using AF to Focus Live Mode and u (Face Detection) Live Mode Notes AF operation Focusing will take slightly longer. If you autofocus in the Live mode’s normal view and then magnify the image. stop the Live View shooting and autofocus under the actual light source first. then take the picture. If focusing is difficult in the magnified view. If the light source changes while the Live View image is displayed. In the u Live mode. If this happens. The AF-assist beam will not be emitted. pressing the <u> button will not magnify the image. Even when focus has been achieved. pressing the shutter button halfway will focus again. the screen might flicker and focusing can be difficult. 116 .

Subjects in low light. A subject approaching or moving away from the camera. Subjects which keep moving within the AF point and cannot keep still due to camera shake or subject blur. Stripes and other patterns where there is contrast only in the horizontal direction. The AF point covers both a near and faraway subject (such as an animal in a cage). Autofocusing while the subject is way out of focus. color. Extremely small subjects. Subjects at the edge of the picture.Using AF to Focus Shooting conditions which can make focusing difficult: Low-contrast subjects such as the blue sky and solid-color. 117 . flat surfaces. or pattern keeps changing. A special effects filter is used. Night scenes or points of light. Under a light source whose brightness. Under fluorescent lighting or when the image flickers. Subjects strongly reflecting light. Soft focus effect is applied with a soft focus lens.

Although you can focus the target area quickly. 118 .66).<Q> button. Press the <A> button. and the larger box is the magnifying frame. The small boxes on the screen are the AF points. using the same AF method as with viewfinder shooting. The Live View image will appear on the LCD monitor. the Live View image will be interrupted momentarily during the AF operation. The settable functions will be highlighted in blue. AF point 1 Display the Live View image. Magnifying frame N 2 Select the AF point. Press the <U> key to make the AF point selectable.Using AF to Focus Quick Mode: f The dedicated AF sensor is used to focus in the One-Shot AF mode (p. Turn the <6> dial to select the AF point. the When you press the Quick Control screen will appear.

When focus is achieved. 119 .Using AF to Focus the subject. 4 Take thethe focus and exposure. The Live View image will turn off. 3 Focusthe AF point over the subject and Aim press the shutter button halfway. The AF point used to focus will light in red.108). and AF will be executed. the reflex mirror will go back down. picture. then Check press the shutter button completely to take the picture (p. the beeper will sound and the Live View image will reappear. You cannot take a picture during autofocusing. Take the picture only while the Live View image is displayed.

press the <u> button to return to the normal view. While looking at AE lock Magnified area position Magnification turn the lens focusing ring to focus. Press The part within the magnifying frame will be magnified. press the <L> button. 120 . picture. 5 Take thethe focus and exposure. then Check press the shutter button to take the picture (p. 2 Move the magnifying frame.108). the image. Turn the lens focusing ring to focus roughly. Each time you press the <u> button. To return the magnifying frame to the center. 3 Magnifythe <u> button. After achieving focus. 1 Set the lens focus mode switch to <MF>.Focusing Manually You can magnify the image and focus precisely manually. the view will change as follows: 5x 10x Normal view 4 Focus manually. Press the <S> key to move the Magnifying frame magnifying frame to the position where you want to focus.the magnified image.

About the <E> icon If the camera’s internal temperature becomes high. the Live View shooting will stop automatically. chrominance noise may appear in the Live View image. However. However. the Live View image might not reflect the brightness of the captured image. If you then continue with Live View shooting. the chrominance noise will not be recorded in the captured image. If Live View shooting continues while the <E> warning icon is displayed and the camera’s internal temperature increases. the <E> icon may appear on the screen. If you point the camera in a different direction. the image sharpness may look more pronounced than it really is. the bright area might appear black on the LCD monitor. In low light. You should stop Live View shooting and allow the camera to rest.Notes About the Live View Image Under low or bright light conditions. If there is a very bright light source in the picture. the actual captured image will correctly show the bright area. When you magnify the image. it might throw off the Live View image’s correct brightness momentarily. such as the sun. Wait until the brightness level stabilizes before shooting. If the light source within the image changes. If this happens. the image quality might degrade. 121 . Live View shooting will be disabled until the camera’s internal temperature decreases. stop and resume the Live View shooting under the actual light source to be used. the screen might flicker. if you set the [6 LCD brightness] to a bright setting.

Even if you take the picture during magnified view. If the [2 Auto Lighting Optimizer] (p. Notes About Lenses and Flash The focus preset feature on super telephoto lenses cannot be used. dots of light.191).Notes About the Shooting Results When you shoot continuously with the Live View function for a long period. During the magnified view. the image will be captured in the normal view.103) menu is set to anything other than [Disable].) may appear. Live View shooting in high temperatures and at high ISO speeds may cause noise or irregular colors. If you take the picture during magnified view. the shutter speed and aperture will be displayed in red. This is to prevent image degradation. FE lock is not possible when the built-in flash or an external Speedlite is used. certain Custom Function settings will be disabled (p. Terminate Live View shooting when not shooting images. When you shoot at high ISO speeds. noise (banding. the image may look bright even if a decreased exposure compensation or flash exposure compensation has been set. Before taking a long exposure. Custom Function Notes During Live View shooting. Return to the normal view before taking the picture. Modeling flash and test flash will not fire if an external Speedlite is used. 122 . the exposure might not come out as desired. stop Live View shooting temporarily and wait several minutes before shooting. the camera’s internal temperature may increase and it can degrade image quality. etc.

To check the card’s read/write speed. 6 Cards which can record movies When shooting movies.Shooting Movies Set the Mode Dial to <k> to shoot movies. About Full HD 1080 Full HD 1080 indicates compatibility with HighDefinition featuring 1080 vertical pixels (scanning lines). the movie might not be recorded properly. And if you playback a movie on a card having a slow reading speed. 123 . the movie might not playback properly. The movie recording format will be MOV. use a large-capacity SD card rated SD Speed Class 6 “ ” or higher. refer to the card manufacturer’s Web site. If you use a slow-writing card when shooting movies.

124 . the camera will focus with the current AF mode. press <A> again. While the movie is being shot. 3 Shooting the movie. also read the Live View shooting cautions on pages 121 and 122. If necessary. to start Press the <A> button shooting a movie. do not point the lens toward the sun. The reflex mirror will make a sound. To stop movie shooting. Cautions for movie shooting are on pages 135 and 136.movie. then the image will appear on the LCD monitor.167. autofocus Before shooting a or manual focus (p.k Shooting Movies Connecting the camera to a TV set is recommended to playback movies (p. The sun’s heat can damage the camera’s internal components. 169). 2 Focus the subject. When you press the shutter button halfway. Autoexposure Shooting 1 Set the Mode Dial to <k>. During movie shooting. the “o” mark will be displayed on the upper right of the screen.113-120).

To cancel AE lock during movie shooting. the top. AE lock is possible by pressing the <A> button (p. 1 hr..97). the unrecorded image areas will be displayed in black mask. press the <S> button. and aperture are set automatically. The semitransparent mask size will change depending on the [n Movie rec. At 0°C/32°F: Approx. the total shooting time will be as follows: At 23°C/73°F: Approx.126) on the screen’s bottom left. Stereo sound recording is possible by connecting an external microphone equipped with a stereo mini plug (3. Pressing the shutter button halfway displays the shutter speed and aperture (p. 40 min. bottom.131). The ISO speed. and right parts of the screen will have a semi-transparent mask. If you use Movie crop. 1 hr. The sound recording level will be adjusted automatically. size] setting (p.5mm dia. left. During movie shooting.k Shooting Movies One continuous movie will be recorded as one file. The area enclosed by the semitransparent mask will be the movie image that is recorded. Monaural sound is recorded by the camera’s built-in microphone (p. By holding down the <O> button and turning the <6> dial.) to the camera’s external microphone IN terminal (p.16). shutter speed. you can set the exposure compensation. 20 min. With a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8. This is the exposure setting for taking a still photo. 125 .16).

the movie shooting remaining time will change to the elapsed time. 126 . the movie shooting remaining time will be displayed in red. Battery check Exposure mode L: Autoexposure K: Manual exposure ISO speed Possible shots Exposure compensation amount AF point (Quick mode) Magnifying frame Recording movie If there is no card in the camera.k Shooting Movies About the Information Display Each time you press the <B> button. the information display will change. Movie shooting remaining time*/ Elapsed time Frame rate White balance Picture Style Auto Lighting Optimizer Image-recording quality Movie-recording size AF mode •d : Live mode •c : Face detection Live mode •f : Quick mode Shutter speed AE lock Aperture * Applies to a single movie clip. When movie shooting starts.

6400 • Manual ISO setting: ISO 100 . 3 Select [Manual].1/30 sec. then the image will appear on the LCD monitor. The settable shutter speeds depend on the frame rate <9>. Select [Manual]. select exposure]. • Auto ISO setting: ISO 100 . <6> <O> + <6> 4 Set the shutter speed and aperture. •8/7 : 1/4000 sec. hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial. To set the aperture. To set the shutter speed. then press <0>.6400 127 . . The reflex mirror will make a sound. 1 Set the Mode Dial to <k>. turn the <6> dial. and ISO speed for movie shooting. . Using manual exposure to shoot movies is for advanced users. the speed.1/60 sec. • 6 / 5 / 4: 1/4000 sec. 2 Select [Movie exposure].[Movie Under the [o] tab. then press <0>. 5 SetPress ISO<Z> button and use the either <6> or <U> key to select the ISO speed. aperture.k Shooting Movies Manual Exposure Shooting You can manually set the shutter speed.

Changing the aperture during movie shooting is not recommended since variations in the exposure. If you shoot a movie under fluorescent lighting. you should not zoom while shooting a movie. the correct movie exposure will usually be obtained even if the light level changes. the movie image might flicker. is recommended. With manual exposure shooting.124). the shooting mode. With Auto ISO. When shooting a movie of a moving subject. shutter speed. the less smooth the subject’s movement will look. AE lock and exposure compensation cannot be set. Zooming while shooting a movie may record changes in the exposure. 128 .k Shooting Movies and shoot the movie.173). The image information (Exif) will record the settings used at the start of the movie shooting. due to the drive of the lens aperture. If you playback the movie with “Shooting information display” (p. a shutter speed of 1/30 sec. will be recorded. If you use a lens whose aperture changes while you zoom. The faster the shutter speed. to 1/125 sec. 6 Focus procedure is the same as steps 2 The and 3 for “Autoexposure Shooting” (p. and aperture will not be displayed.

If you take a still photo during movie shooting. The card will record the movie and still photo as separate files. 1 sec.k Shooting Movies Shooting Still Photos While shooting a movie. you can also take a still photo by pressing the shutter button completely. The captured still photo will be recorded to the card. Function Image-recording quality Exposure setting AEB Drive mode Flash Settings As set in the [1 Quality] menu. Other functions will be the same as for movie shooting. Functions particular to still shooting are shown below. Taking still photos during movie shooting The still photo will record the entire screen including the semitransparent mask. Shutter speed and aperture set automatically (or set manually for manual exposures). and the movie shooting will resume automatically when the Live View image is displayed. Displayed when the shutter button is pressed halfway. Canceled Single shooting (Self-timer not possible) Flash off 129 . the movie will have a still moment lasting approx.

Q Quick Control While the image is displayed on the LCD monitor. 2 Select athe <S> key to select the Press function to be set. movierecording size. 3 Menu Function Settings Display the movie menu. When <f> is selected. The name of the selected function is displayed at the bottom. Auto Lighting Optimizer. The menu options under the [n] and [o] tabs are explained below.Shooting Function Settings Function settings particular to movie shooting are explained here. image-recording quality (for still photos). and AF mode. The image-recording quality setting will be reflected in all shooting modes. Turn the <6> dial to change the setting. pressing the <Q> button will enable you to set the white balance. 1 Press the <Q> button. The settable functions will be highlighted in blue. the AF points will also be displayed. 130 . Picture Style. function and set it.

Shooting Function Settings [n] Menu Movie-recording size You can select the movie’s image size [****x****] and frame rate [9] (frames recorded per second). in [Live mode]. Australia. it will switch automatically to [Live mode] during movie shooting. The 9 (frame rate) displayed on the [Movie rec. The Movie crop image cannot be magnified for focusing. Also. • Image size [1920x1080] [1280x720] [640x480] : Full HD (Full High-Definition) recording quality. Even if the AF mode has been set to [Quick mode]. • Frame rate (fps: frames per second) [8] [6] : For areas where the TV format is NTSC (North America. Noise and dots of light may be more noticeable than in other recording sizes. Focusing may be difficult if the AF point covers both a near and far subject. Korea. This shooting mode is called Movie crop. Russia.). : Standard-definition recording quality. It will give a telephoto effect of about 7x. etc. Notes for Movie crop Use a tripod to prevent hand-held camera shake. The aspect ratio will be 4:3. Still photos cannot be taken. [Crop 640x480] : Standard-definition recording quality. the AF point is displayed larger than with other recording sizes.). The aspect ratio will be 4:3. etc. Japan. size] screen switches automatically depending on the [6 Video system] setting. [7] [5] : For areas where the TV format is PAL (Europe. 131 . [4] : Mainly for motion pictures. Mexico. : HD (High-Definition) recording quality. China.

AF during k When [Enable] is set. Total Recording Time 4GB Card 16GB Card File Size After you start shooting a movie. AF will be executed in Live mode. 132 . continuous autofocusing is not possible. AF is possible during movie shooting. approx. With ZoomBrowser EX/ImageBrowser (provided software). You can select [Live mode]. 165 MB/min. Note that continuous focusing of a moving subject is not possible. 59 sec. 1 megapixel at [1280x720]. or [Quick mode]. If you autofocus during movie shooting. To start movie shooting again. AF mode The AF modes will be the same as described on pages 113-119. [u Live mode]. press the <A> button. the movie shooting will stop automatically if the file size reaches 4 GB or if the movie length reaches 29 min. 330 MB/min. you might momentarily throw the focus way off or change the exposure. 1 hr. 330 MB/min.Shooting Function Settings Total Movie Recording Time and File Size Per Minute Movie-recording Size 6 [1920x1080] 5 4 [1280x720] [640x480] [Crop 640x480] 8 7 8 7 12 min.) The semi-transparent or black mask on the top and bottom or on the left and right will not be recorded. 12 min. 39 min. 49 min. (A new movie file starts being recorded. 2 megapixels at [1920x1080]. and approx. 300. The still image quality will be as follows: Approx. If the AF mode is [Quick mode]. 24 min. you can extract a still image from the movie.000 pixels at [640x480]. 49 min. However.

While holding down the <w> button. press the <w> button.Shooting Function Settings kShutter/AE lock button You can change the function assigned to the AE lock button and to when you press the shutter button halfway. Convenient when you want to focus and meter at different parts of the picture.204) to start and stop the movie shooting. still photo shooting will take effect. The AF mode setting will also be reflected in Live View shooting. AE lock is not possible. Press the shutter button halfway to execute AF. If the switch is set to <o> (immediate shooting). p. no AE lock: Press the shutter button halfway to execute AF. Convenient when you do not want to autofocus when taking a still photo during movie shooting. no AE lock: Press the shutter button halfway for metering. press the shutter button to take a still photo without executing AF. For AF. Press the <w> button for AE lock. Set the shooting timing switch to <2>. • AE lock/AF: Press the shutter button halfway for AE lock. 133 . • AF/AF lock. press the <w> button. • AF/AE lock: Normal function. then press the transmit button. • AE/AF. For AF. AE lock is not possible. Remote control shooting You can use the Remote Controller RC-6 (sold separately.

and aperture for movie shooting (p. The dynamic range is expanded from the standard 18% gray to bright highlights.5mm dia. The gradation between the grays and highlights becomes smoother. Grid display With [Grid 1l] or [Grid 2m]. The Grid display and Metering timer settings will also be reflected in Live View shooting. The sound recording level will be adjusted automatically. Stereo sound recording is possible by connecting an external microphone (commercially available) equipped with a stereo mini plug (3. If [Enable] is set.127). Metering timer You can change how long the exposure setting is displayed (AE lock time). highlight detail will be improved.16). shutter speed. monaural sound will be recorded with the built-in microphone. Sound recording When the sound recording is set to [On]. The ISO speed range will be ISO 200 . kHighlight tone priority This can be set only when [Movie exposure] is set to [Manual].Shooting Function Settings [o] Menu Movie exposure Normally. The Auto Lighting Optimizer will also be set automatically to [Disable] and cannot be changed.) to the camera’s external microphone IN terminal (p. 134 . you can display grid lines.6400. set this option to [Auto]. Setting [Movie exposure] to [Manual] enables you to manually set the ISO speed.

If the indicator becomes full. you should set the IS switch to <2>.126) will be displayed in red. shoot a few test movies to see if the card can write fast enough. 135 . It indicates how much data has not yet been written to the card (remaining capacity of the internal buffer memory). If you take still photos during movie shooting. If you use a tripod or if the Image Stabilizer is not necessary. If you use a commercially-available external microphone. The camera’s built-in microphone will also pick up camera operation noise. The Image Stabilizer will thereby consume battery power and may shorten the total movie shooting time or decrease the number of possible shots. The slower the card. These functions do not take effect in other shooting modes.[2 Shooting 2] Menu The functions settable in this menu screen only apply when the Mode Dial is set to <k>. a five-level indicator might appear on the right of the screen during movie shooting. the faster the indicator will climb upward. the indicator will either not appear or the level (if displayed) will hardly go upward. If movie shooting is not possible due to insufficient remaining capacity of the card. the movie shooting might stop. First. Setting the still images’ recording quality low might improve this problem. you can prevent (or reduce) these noises from being recorded. Notes on Movie Shooting Recording and Image Quality If the attached lens has an Image Stabilizer. If the card has a fast writing speed. If you use a card having a slow writing speed. the Image Stabilizer will operate at all times even if you do not press the shutter button halfway. movie shooting Indicator will stop automatically. the movie recording size and movie shooting remaining time (p. Do not connect anything other than an external microphone to the camera’s external microphone IN terminal.

169) and shoot a movie. Turn off the power and let the camera rest for a while.167. the movie being shot will be displayed at a small size on the TV. However. If this happens. the <E> icon may appear on the screen. 136 . the image quality may be degraded. the actual movie will be properly recorded at the movie recording size that was set. If you take still photos while the <E> icon is displayed on the screen. If you connect the camera to a TV set with an HDMI cable (p. Playback and TV connection If the brightness changes during movie shooting. However. the movie shooting will stop automatically. the sound will be properly recorded. If you connect the camera to a TV set (p. If the <E> icon is displayed and you keep shooting movies until the camera’s internal temperature rises further.Notes on Movie Shooting Camera’s internal temperature increase and image degradation If the camera’s internal temperature becomes high. that part might look momentarily still when you playback the movie. The image quality of movies is not affected.167) and shoot a movie in [1920x1080] or [1280x720]. you will not be able to shoot again until the camera’s internal temperature decreases. When not shooting. the TV will not output any sound during the shooting. turn off the camera.

138) Card Reminder (p.146) Setting the Flash (p.138) Setting the Image Review Time (p.138) Setting the Auto Power-off Time (p.144) Preventing the LCD Monitor from Turning off Automatically (p.151) Manual Sensor Cleaning (p.139) File Numbering Methods (p.142) Checking Camera Settings (p.147) Automatic Sensor Cleaning (p.150) Appending Dust Delete Data (p.140) Auto Rotation of Vertical Images (p.143) Reverting the Camera to the Default Settings (p.Handy Features Silencing the Beeper (p.153) 7 137 .139) Adjusting the LCD Monitor Brightness (p.146) Changing the Shooting Settings Screen Color (p.

Under the [1] tab. if you operate any camera controls such as pressing the shutter button halfway. then press <0>. Select [Disable]. If [Off] is set. 3 Setting the Image Review Time You can set how long the image is displayed on the LCD monitor immediately after capture. Under the [1] tab. then press <0>. select [Image review]. select [Beep]. 138 . the image review will be displayed up until the [Auto power off] time. and you cannot release the shutter. Under the [1] tab. 3 Card Reminder This prevents shooting if there is no card in the camera. then press <0>. select [Release shutter without card]. If [Hold] is set. During the image review. the image will not be displayed immediately after image capture. the image display will end. then press <0>. Select [Disable]. “Card” will be displayed in the viewfinder. then press <0>. If there is no card installed and you press the shutter button.Handy Features 3 Silencing the Beeper You can prevent the beeper from sounding when focus is achieved or during self-timer operation. then press <0>. Select the desired review time.

then press <0>. Under the [6] tab. 139 . either turn off the camera yourself or press the <B> button to turn off the shooting settings display to save battery power. To turn on the LCD monitor again.Handy Features 3 Setting the Auto Power-off Time To save battery power. press the <B> button. With the adjustment screen displayed. You can set this auto power-off time. Select the desired power-off time. select [Auto power off]. then press <0>. press the <U> key to adjust the brightness. If [Off] has been set and the camera is not used for 30 min. set the LCD monitor brightness to 4 and prevent the ambient light from affecting the reviewed image. If [Off] has been set. When the camera has turned off due to auto power off. you can wake up the camera by pressing the shutter button halfway or any of the following buttons: <M> <B> <x> etc.. 3 Adjusting the LCD Monitor Brightness You can adjust the brightness of the LCD monitor to make it easier to read. then press <0>. the camera turns off automatically after the set time of idle operation elapses. the LCD monitor will turn off automatically. select [LCD brightness]. Under the [5] tab. then press <0>. When checking the exposure of an image.

[Continuous]: The file numbering continues in sequence even after the card is replaced. Select one. The available settings are described below. Even after you replace the card. If the replacement card contains images recorded previously. the file numbering continues in sequence up to 9999. Under the [5] tab. This is convenient when you want to save the images numbered anywhere between 0001 to 9999 from multiple cards into one folder in your computer. If you want to use continuous file numbering. The file number will appear on a computer in this format: IMG_0001. File numbering after replacing the card Card-1 Card-2 0051 0052 Next sequential file number 140 .JPG. then press <0>. select [File numbering]. you should use a newly-formatted card each time. then press <0>. the file numbering of the new images might continue from the file numbering of the existing images in the card.Handy Features 3 File Numbering Methods The file number is like the frame number on a roll of film. The captured images are assigned a sequential file number from 0001 to 9999 and saved in one folder. You can change how the file number is assigned.

141 . When you reset the file numbering manually. a new folder is created automatically and the file numbering of images saved to that folder starts from 0001. “.Handy Features [Auto reset]: Resets the file numbering to 0001 whenever the card is replaced. the file numbering restarts from 0001. Each time you replace the card. The extension will be “. shooting will not be possible even if the card still has storage capacity. you should use a newly-formatted card. If the file number in folder No. Replace it with a new card. File numbering after replacing the card Card-1 Card-2 0051 0001 File numbering is reset [Manual reset]: To reset the file numbering to 0001 manually or to start from file number 0001 in a new folder. for example. This is convenient if you want to use different folders for the images taken yesterday and the ones taken today.CR2” for RAW images. For both JPEG and RAW images. the file numbering of the new images might continue from the file numbering of the existing images in the card. To restart the file numbering from 0001. 999 reaches 9999. If the replacement card contains images recorded previously.JPG” for JPEG images. The LCD monitor will display a message telling you to replace the card. and “. MOV” for movies. the file name will start with “IMG_”. This is convenient if you want to organize images according to cards. After the manual reset. the file numbering returns to continuous or auto reset. Movie file names will start with “MVI_”.

Select one. The setting of this feature can be changed. then press <0>. It will be rotated. then press <0>.Handy Features 3 Auto Rotation of Vertical Images Vertical images are rotated automatically so they are displayed vertically on the camera’s LCD monitor and computer instead of horizontally. 142 . [OnPD] : The vertical image is automatically rotated during playback on both the camera’s LCD monitor and on the computer. The available settings are described below. then playback the image. see “Rotating the Image” on page 159. the image might not rotate for playback. In such a case. The software used is not compatible with image rotation. Under the [5] tab. Auto rotate will not work with vertical images captured while [Auto rotate] was set to [Off]. if the vertical image is taken while the camera is pointed up or down. select [Auto rotate]. FAQ The vertical image is not rotated during the image review immediately after it is captured. [OnD] [Off] : The vertical image is automatically rotated only on the computer. : The vertical image is not automatically rotated at all. Use the software provided with the camera instead. On the camera’s LCD monitor. The vertical image does not rotate on the computer screen. Set [OnPD]. I want to rotate an image captured when [OnD] had been set. [OnPD] is set. but the image does not rotate during playback. Press the <x> button and the image playback will display the rotated image. Also.

Settings Display Card remaining capacity Color space (p. press the <B> button to display the settings.107) Red-eye reduction (p.142) LCD monitor auto off (p.138) Auto power off (p.102) Live View shooting (p. Press the shutter button halfway to return to the shooting settings display.146) Date/Time (p.96) WB correction (p. press the <B> button to display the camera’s major function settings.150) 143 .65) Auto rotate display (p. Press the <B> button again to return to the menu.29) Beeper (p.139) Sensor cleaning (p.101)/ WB bracketing (p. While the menu is displayed.Handy Features B Checking Camera Settings While the menu is displayed.

Setting [Clear all camera settings] will reset the camera to the default settings on the next page. then press <0>.Fn)]. Under the [7] tab. 2 Select the the shooting settings to the To revert default. select [Clear settings].Handy Features 3 Reverting the Camera to the Default SettingsN This is for reverting all the camera’s shooting settings and Custom Functions to the default settings. select [Clear all Custom Func. then press <0>. 1 Select [Clear settings]. This works in the <d> and other Creative Zone modes. select [Clear all camera settings]. then press <0>. then press <0>. To revert the Custom Functions to the default settings. 3 Select [OK]. desired setting. Select [OK]. 144 . (C.

Brightness 10 images OnzD Unchanged Unchanged Unchanged Unchanged Live View Shooting Settings Live View shooting Enable Grid display Metering timer AF mode Off 16 sec. Live mode Movie Shooting Settings Movie-recording size 1920x1080 AF mode Live mode Disable AF during k kShutter/ AE lock button Remote control Movie exposure Grid display Metering timer Sound recording kHighlight tone priority AF/AE lock Disable Auto Off 16 sec.Handy Features Shooting Settings AF mode One-Shot AF AF point selection Automatic selection q (Evaluative Metering mode metering) ISO speed AUTO (Auto) Drive mode u (Single shooting) Exposure Canceled compensation/AEB Flash exposure compensation Custom Functions 0 (Zero) Unchanged Image-recording Settings Quality Picture Style Auto Lighting Optimizer Peripheral illumination correction Color space White balance WB correction WB-BKT File numbering Auto cleaning Dust Delete Data 73 Standard Standard Enable/ Correction data retained sRGB Q (Auto) Canceled Canceled Continuous Enable Erased Camera Settings Auto power off Beep Release shutter without card Image review Histogram Image jump w/6 Auto rotate LCD brightness Date/Time Language Video system Copyright information 30 sec. Enable Enable 2 sec. On Disable Eye-Fi transmission Disable My Menu settings Unchanged 145 .

When you exit the menu. then press <0>. then press <0>.Handy Features 3 Preventing the LCD Monitor from Turning off Automatically This prevents the display-off sensor from turning off the shooting settings display automatically when your eye nears the viewfinder eyepiece. select [Screen color]. select [LCD auto off]. Under the [5] tab. 146 . Select [Screen color]. Select the desired color. the selected color will be displayed for the shooting settings screen. Select [LCD auto off]. then press <0>. 3 Changing the Shooting Settings Screen Color You can change the background color of the shooting settings screen. Under the [5] tab. Select [Disable]. then press <0>.

147 . setting] or [External flash func. set this to [Enable]. Select [Flash control]. Select [Built-in flash func. setting]. setting] The [Built-in flash func. The setting procedure is the same as setting a camera menu function. The flash functions will be displayed. setting] and [External flash func. [Built-in flash func. then press <0>. select [Flash control]. setting] and [External flash func. The [External flash ***] menu options for external Speedlites are applicable only to an attached EX-series Speedlite compatible with the respective functions.3 Setting the FlashN The built-in flash and external Speedlite settings can be set with the menu. The functions not dimmed can be selected and set. If [Disable] is set. The flash control screen will appear. [Flash firing] Normally. The functions displayed under [External flash func. setting] will vary depending on the Speedlite model. setting] menus can set the functions listed on the next page. Under the [1] tab. both the built-in flash and external Speedlite will not fire. This is useful when you only want to use the flash’s AF-assist beam.

* For other flash modes. [E-TTL II] is the standard mode of EX-series Speedlites for automatic flash shooting. If [2nd curtain] is set.. the flash will fire right before the exposure ends. FEB* Flash exposure compensation E-TTL II Zoom* Wireless setting* – – – k k k k [Built-in flash func. This is for advanced users. 148 . Shutter sync. and once immediately before the exposure ends. two flashes will be fired: Once when you press the shutter button completely. with shutter speeds faster than 1/30 sec. However. [Manual flash] enables you to set the flash output yourself. setting] E-TTL II (Fixed) k k [External flash func. With 2nd curtain sync. refer to the Speedlite’s instruction manual. When this is combined with a slow sync speed. For details. setting] k Page 148 148 – 88 149 – – * Regarding [FEB] (Flash exposure bracketing). If an external Speedlite is attached. see the Speedlite’s instruction manual. you can select the flash mode to suit your flash shooting. you can also set [Hi-speed]. refer to your Speedlite’s instruction manual. setting] Settable Functions Function Flash mode Shutter sync. and [Wireless set. [Zoom]. set this to [1st curtain] so that the flash fires immediately after the exposure starts.3 Setting the FlashN [Built-in flash func. you can create a trail of light such as from car headlights at night. Flash mode With an external Speedlite. setting] and [External flash func. Normally. 1st curtain sync will automatically take effect.].

3 Setting the FlashN

Flash exposure compensation See “y Flash Exposure Compensation” on page 88. E-TTL II For normal flash exposures, set it to [Evaluative]. If [Average] is set, the flash exposure will be averaged for the entire metered scene as with an external metering flash. Since flash exposure compensation may be necessary depending on the scene, this setting is for advanced users. Clear flash settings On the [External flash func. setting] screen, press the <B> button to display the screen to clear the flash settings. When you select [OK], the settings for the built-in flash and external Speedlite will be cleared.

Setting the External Speedlite Custom Functions

1

Display the Custom Function.
Select [External flash C.Fn setting], then press <0>.

the 2 SetPress Custom Function. press the <U> key, then
<0>. The procedure is the same as setting the camera’s Custom Functions (p.190). To clear all the Custom Function settings, select [Clear ext. flash C.Fn set.] in step 1.

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f Automatic Sensor Cleaning
Whenever you set the power switch to <1> or <2>, the Self Cleaning Sensor Unit operates to automatically shake off the dust on the front of the sensor. Normally, you need not pay attention to this operation. However, you can execute the sensor cleaning at anytime as well as disable it.

Cleaning the Sensor Now

1

Select [Sensor cleaning].
Under the [6] tab, select [Sensor cleaning], then press <0>.

2 Select [Clean nowf]. then press Select [Clean nowf],
<0>. Select [OK] on the dialog screen, then press <0>. The screen will indicate that the sensor is being cleaned. Although there will be a shutter sound, a picture is not taken.
For best results, do the sensor cleaning while the camera bottom is placed on a table or other flat surface. Even if you repeat the sensor cleaning, the result will not improve that much. Right after the sensor cleaning is finished, the [Clean nowf] option will remain disabled temporarily.

Disabling Automatic Sensor Cleaning
In step 2, select [Auto cleaningf] and set it to [Disable]. The sensor cleaning will no longer be executed when you set the power switch to <1> or <2>.

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3 Appending Dust Delete DataN
Normally, the Self Cleaning Sensor Unit will eliminate most of the dust that might be visible on captured images. However, in case visible dust still remains, you can append the Dust Delete Data to the image for erasing the dust spots later. The Dust Delete Data is used by Digital Photo Professional (provided software) to erase the dust spots automatically.

Preparation
Get a solid-white object (paper, etc.). Set the lens focal length to 50mm or longer. Set the lens focus mode switch to <MF> and set the focus to infinity (∞). If the lens has no distance scale, look at the front of the lens and turn the focusing ring clockwise all the way.

Obtain the Dust Delete Data

1

Select [Dust Delete Data].
Under the [y] tab, select [Dust Delete Data], then press <0>.

2 Select [OK]. and press <0>. After Select [OK]
the automatic self-cleaning of the sensor is performed, a message will appear. Although there will be a shutter sound, a picture is not taken.

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3 Appending Dust Delete DataN

solid-white object. 3 Photograph a of 20 cm - 30 cm (0.7 ft. At a distance
- 1.0 ft.), fill the viewfinder with a patternless, solid-white object and take a picture. The picture will be taken in the aperture-priority AE mode with an aperture of f/22. Since the image will not be saved, the data can still be obtained even if there is no card in the camera. When the picture is taken, the camera will start obtaining the Dust Delete Data. When the Dust Delete Data is obtained, a message will appear. Select [OK], and the menu will reappear. If the data was not obtained successfully, a message to that effect will appear. Follow the “Preparation” procedure on the preceding page, then select [OK]. Take the picture again.

About the Dust Delete Data
After the Dust Delete Data is obtained, it is appended to all the JPEG and RAW images captured thereafter. Before an important shoot, you should update the Dust Delete Data by obtaining it again. To erase dust spots automatically with the provided software, see the PDF Software Instruction Manual on the CD-ROM. The Dust Delete Data appended to the image is so small that it hardly affects the image file size.
Be sure to use a solid-white object such as a new sheet of white paper. If the paper has any pattern or design, it may be recognized as dust data and affect the accuracy of the dust deletion with the software.

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Dust which could not be removed by the automatic sensor cleaning can be removed manually with a blower, etc. The surface of the image sensor is extremely delicate. If the sensor needs to be cleaned directly, having it done by a Canon Service Center is recommended. Before cleaning the sensor, detach the lens from the camera.

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Select [Sensor cleaning].
Under the [6] tab, select [Sensor cleaning], then press <0>.

2 Select [Clean manually].then press Select [Clean manually],
<0>.

3 Select [OK]. then press <0>. Select [OK],
In a moment, the reflex mirror will lockup and the shutter will open.

4 End the cleaning. to <2>. Set the power switch
For the power source, using the AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 (sold separately) is recommended. If you use a battery, make sure it is fully recharged. If the battery grip with size-AA/LR6 batteries is attached, manual sensor cleaning will not be possible.

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Never use canned air or gas to clean the sensor. The surface of the image sensor is extremely delicate. If the power is cut off. Use a plain blower without any brush attached. If the power is turned off. • Opening the battery compartment cover. The blowing force can damage the sensor or the spray gas can freeze on the sensor. never do any of the following. • Opening the card slot cover. Do not insert the blower tip inside the camera beyond the lens mount. A brush can scratch the sensor. • Setting the power switch to <2>. having the sensor cleaned by a Canon Service Center is recommended. the shutter will close and the shutter curtains or reflex mirror might get damaged. the shutter will close and the shutter curtains and image sensor might get damaged. Clean the sensor with care.3 Manual Sensor CleaningN While cleaning the sensor. If smear that cannot be removed with a blower remains. 154 .

Here you will find explanations about how to playback and erase photos and movies with the camera and viewing them on a TV set.Image Playback This chapter explains features related to viewing photos and movies. 155 . 8 About images taken with another camera: The camera might not be able to properly display images captured with a different camera or edited with a computer or whose file name was changed. going into more detail than in Chapter 2 “Basic Shooting and Image Playback” which explained the playback procedure.

When you press the <x> button. 1 Playback the image. Turn the <6> dial to see the next screen of index images. the last captured image will be displayed. display. Press <0> and the selected image will be displayed as a single image. 156 . 2 Switch to the indexbutton. 4 images and one image displayed. Press the <I> button again to switch to the 9-image index display. to move the blue Press the <S> key frame to select the image.x Searching for Images Quickly H Display Multiple Images on One Screen (Index display) Search for images quickly with the index display showing four or nine images on one screen. 3 Select the image. Press the <I> The 4-image index display will appear. The currently-selected image will be highlighted in a blue frame. Pressing the <u> button will toggle the display from 9 images.

In the [4 Image jump w/6] menu. select the desired jump method from [1 image/10 images/100 images/ Date/Movies/Stills]. then press <0>. 2 Browse the <x> button to playback Press the image. turn the <6> dial.x Searching for Images Quickly I Jump through Images (Jump display) With the single image display. you can turn the <6> dial to jump through the images. 157 . press the <V> key. 1 Select the jump method. On the single-image display. If the card contains both [Movies] and [Stills]. Jump method Image location To search images according to the shooting date. On the bottom right. The jump display will proceed according to the selected jump method. select [Date]. select either one to display only movies or stills. To change the jump method. by jumping. the jump method and current image location are indicated. Turn the <6> dial to display the shooting date.

If you hold down the button. During image playback.5x to 10x on the LCD monitor. 158 . You can turn the <6> dial to view another image while the magnification is maintained. Magnified view is not possible during the image review immediately after the image is taken. The image will be magnified. press the <u> button. To exit the magnified display.u/y Magnified View You can magnify a shot image by 1. Magnified area position around image. the magnification will continue to reduce to the single image display. press the <x> button and the single image display will return. the image will continue to be magnified until it reaches the maximum magnification. 2 Scroll the <S>the to scroll around the Use key magnified image. Press the <I> button to reduce the magnification. A movie cannot be magnified. 1 Magnify the image. If you hold down the <u> button.

the Each time you press image will rotate clockwise as follows: 90° → 270° → 0° To rotate another image. key to select the Press the <U> image to be rotated. You can also select an image on the index display. 1 Select [Rotate]. repeat steps 2 and 3. 2 Select the image. you need not rotate the image as described above.b Rotating the Image You can rotate the displayed image to the desired orientation. then press <0>.142) before taking vertical shots. set the [5 Auto rotate] menu option to [OnzD]. If you have set [5 Auto rotate] to [OnzD] (p. press the <M> button. A movie cannot be rotated. <0>. select [Rotate]. 3 Rotate the image. 159 . To exit and return to the menu. Under the [3] tab. If the rotated image is not displayed in the rotated orientation during image playback.

160 . Even if the camera is connected to a hard disk recorder with a USB cable. Since hard disk recorders do not have an HDMI IN terminal. the camera cannot be connected with an HDMI cable.162-166) You can playback movies on the camera’s LCD monitor and even edit out the first and last scenes. You can also playback photos and movies recorded in the card as an automatic slide show.k Enjoying Movies Basically. Movies on a card can be played only by devices which can play MOV files. there are the following three ways to playback the movies you shot. movies and photos cannot be played nor saved. you can watch Full HD (Full HighDefinition: 1920x1080) and HD (HighDefinition: 1280x720) movies with higher image quality. A movie edited with a personal computer cannot be rewritten to the card and played back with the camera. If you have a High-Definition TV set and connect your camera with an HDMI cable. Playback on the Camera’s LCD Monitor (p.167. 169) Use the provided AV cable or an HDMI Cable HTC-100 (sold separately) to connect the camera to a TV set. Playback on a TV set (p. Then you can playback the captured movies and photos on the TV.

For details on commercially-available software. If you want to use commercially-available software to playback or edit the movies.k Enjoying Movies Playback and Editing with a Personal Computer (See the PDF file instruction manual for ZoomBrowser EX/ImageBrowser) The movie files recorded in the card can be transferred to a personal computer and played or edited with ZoomBrowser EX/ImageBrowser (provided software). be sure it is compatible with MOV files. Regarding the computer hardware requirements for ZoomBrowser EX/ ImageBrowser. inquire the software maker. 161 . For smooth movie playback. You can also extract a single frame from a movie and save it as a still photo. use a high-performance personal computer. see the PDF file instruction manual.

then press <0>. you can adjust the sound volume by turning the <6> dial. the perforation on the left edge of the image indicates that it is a movie. movie. Select The movie will start playing.k Playing Movies 1 Playback the image. Speaker the movie. During the index display. The movie playback panel will appear on the bottom. During movie playback. For more details on the playback procedure. With the single-image display. 2 Select athe <U> key to select a Press movie. 3 Pressthe single-image display. 4 Playback[7] (Play). see the next page. press On <0>. <0>. As movies cannot be played on the index display. You can pause the movie playback by pressing <0>. press <0> to switch to the single-image display. Press the <x> button to display the image. the <1s> icon displayed on the upper left indicates that it is a movie. 162 .

The slow-motion speed is indicated on the upper right. 1 sec. a single previous frame is displayed. Displays the movie’s first frame. the movie will play frame-byframe. During the single-image display. press the <B> button to switch the shooting information display (p. 2 hr. Displays the editing screen (p.) 163 . 169) to playback a movie. Each time you press <0>. 2 Exit 7 Play 8 Slow motion 5 First frame 3 Previous frame 6 Next frame 4 Last frame X Edit mm’ ss” 9 Volume With a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8. it will rewind the movie.167. Playback position Playback time You can adjust the built-in speaker’s (p. If you took a still photo while you shot the movie.173).162) sound volume by turning the <6> dial.k Playing Movies Function Playback Description Returns to the single-image display. during the movie playback. If you hold down <0>. the still photo will be displayed for approx. Pressing <0> toggles between play and stop. it will fast forward the movie. Displays the movie’s last frame. Adjust the slow motion speed by pressing the <U> key. Each time you press <0>. 30 min. the continuous playback time at 23°C/73°F will be as follows: Approx. If you connect the camera to a TV set (p. If you hold down <0>. adjust the sound volume with the TV set. (Turning the <6> dial will not adjust the sound volume.164).

Then press <0>. select [2] and press <0>. increments. The portion highlighted in blue on the top of the screen is what will remain. 164 . the exact position where the movie is edited may differ slightly from the position you specified. 1 On the movie playback screen. increments (position indicated by [X]). To change the editing. go back to step 2. 3 Check the edited movie. More movie editing functions are available with ZoomBrowser EX/ ImageBrowser (provided software). then press <0>. select [Overwrite]. movie. 4 Save the[W]. press <0>. to Select [7] and press <0> playback the portion highlighted in blue. select [X]. To save it as a new movie. The editing screen will be displayed.X Editing the Movie’s First and Last Scenes You can edit out the first and last scenes of a movie in 1-sec. Select The save screen will appear. be edited out. select [New file]. Since the editing is done in 1-sec. [New file] will not be selectable. To save it and overwrite the original movie file. If the card does not have enough room. then press <0>. 2 Specify the part to(Cut beginning) or Select either [U] [V] (Cut end). After deciding which part to edit out. Press the <U> key to see the previous or next frames. To cancel the editing. Holding it down will fast forward the frames.

then press <0>. Press the <V> key to select the top menu item. Only the movies in the card will be played back. Then press <0>. Under the [3] tab. Number of images to be played 2 Select the images to be played back.3 Slide Show (Auto Playback) You can playback the images in the card as an automatic slide show. Press the <V> key to select one of the following: [jAll images/iDate/ kMovies/zStills]. press the <B> button while <zH> is highlighted. Only the still photos in the card will be played back. then press <0>. Still photos and movies taken on the selected shooting date will be played back. jAll images iDate kMovies zStills 165 . Item Playback Description All the still photos and movies in the card will be played back. Press the <V> key to select the date. If you selected [iDate]. 1 Select [Slide show]. select [Slide show]. then press <0>. The [Select date] screen will appear.

Press then press <0>. 169. press the <M> button. During pause. After [Loading image. 5 Quit the slide show. set the [Display time] and [Repeat] options. For still photos.] is displayed. you can adjust the sound volume by turning the <6>. auto power off will not take effect. During pause.. 4 Start thethe <V> key to select [Start]. Press <0> again to resume the slide show. the key to select [Set up]. you can press the <U> key to view another image. [G] will be displayed on the upper left of the image. the slide show will start. The display time may vary depending on the image. 166 . see pages 167. During the slide show. then press the <M> button. During auto playback. To pause the slide show. you can press the <B> button to change the still photo display format. During movie playback. [Display time] [Repeat] slide show..3 Slide Show (Auto Playback) the time 3 SetPressplay<V>and repeat option. press <0>. To view the slide show on a TV set. then press <0>. and return to To quit the slide show the setting screen.

167 . Before connecting or disconnecting the cable between the camera and television. HDMI cable to 2 Connect thethe HDMI cable tothe TV set. insert it into the <D> terminal. part of the image displayed might be cut off. you can change the display format. on the TV and switch the 3 Turn video input to select the TV’s connected port. 5 Press the <x>appear on the TV The image will screen. 1 Connect the HDMI cable to the camera. 4 Set the camera’s power switch to <1>. By pressing the <B> button.Viewing the Images on TV You can also view the still photos and movies on a TV set. * Depending on the TV set. Viewing on HD (High-Definition) TV Sets The HDMI Cable HTC-100 (sold separately) is required. * Adjust the movie’s sound volume with the TV set. see page 162. To playback movies. turn off the camera and television.) The images will be displayed at the TV’s optimum resolution automatically. Connect the TV’s HDMI IN port. (Nothing will be displayed on the camera’s LCD monitor. With the plug’s <dHDMI MINI> logo facing the front of the camera. button. Connect the HDMI cable to the camera’s <D> terminal.

When you press the camera’s <x> button. The menu will disappear and you can use the / button to select an image. The menu will appear. Doing so may cause a malfunction. you can use the TV set’s remote control for playback operations. image. 168 .Viewing the Images on TV Do not connect any other device’s output to the camera’s <D> terminal. The menu displayed will differ for still photos and movies. Then press the Enter button. use the provided AV cable to connect to the TV. The camera’s <q/C> terminal and <D> terminal cannot be used at the same time. then press the Enter button. the TV set’s input will automatically switch to the HDMI port connected to the camera. Some TVs might not be able to display the captured images. select [Ctrl over HDMI]. For a slide show. Select [Return] and press the Enter button. Press the / button to select an option. For HDMI CEC TV sets When a TV set compatible with HDMI CEC* is connected to the camera with the HDMI cable. 2 Select the remote control to the TV set Point the and press the / button to select the image. * A function enabling you to control multiple HDMI devices with one remote control unit. Under the [4] tab. In such a case. you can use the TV set’s remote control for playback operations. then press the Enter button. then press <0>. then press <0>. press the remote control’s / button to select an option. When the camera is connected to a TV set. 1 Select [Ctrl over HDMI]. Select [Enable].

video input the connected 4 Set the camera’s power switch to <1>. TV and 3 Turn on the to selectswitch the TV’s port. button.Viewing the Images on TV Some TV sets require you to first enable the HDMI CEC connection. see page 162. Do not use any AV cable other than the one provided. For details. even those compatible with HDMI CEC. insert it into the <q/ C> terminal. 169 .) To playback movies. Images might not be displayed if you use a different cable. In such a case. (Red) (White) (Yellow) cable 2 Connect the AV cable toto the TV set. Viewing on Non-HD (High-Definition) TV Sets 1 Connect the provided AV cable to the camera. Connect the AV cable to the camera’s <q/ C> terminal. (Nothing will be displayed on the camera’s LCD monitor. Set the proper video system format with the [6 Video system] menu option. Connect the AV the TV’s video IN terminal and to the audio IN terminal. Certain TV sets. see the TV set’s instruction manual. If the video system format does not match the TV’s. and use the camera to control the playback operation. set the camera’s [4 Ctrl over HDMI] menu option to [Disable]. With the plug’s <Canon> logo facing the back of the camera. the images will not be displayed properly. may not operate properly. 5 Press the <x>appear on the TV The image will screen.

the protected images will also be erased. This is convenient when you want to erase unnecessary images all at once. 170 . 1 Select [Protect images]. press <0> again.42). the <K> icon will appear on the top of the screen. To protect another image. repeat step 2. it cannot be erased by the camera’s erase function. 2 Select the image andto select the Press the <U> key image to be protected. If you erase all the images (p. then press <0>. To erase a protected image. you must first cancel the protection.K Protecting Images Protecting an image prevents it from being erased accidentally. The protect setting screen will appear.172). Image protect icon protect it. Once an image is protected. To exit the image protection. If you format the card (p. The menu will reappear. select [Protect images]. When an image is protected. then press <0>. Under the [3] tab. The <K> icon will disappear. To cancel the image protection. only the protected images will remain. press the <M> button.

170) will not be erased. then image displayed will be erased. 171 . 1 Select [Erase images]. at the The erase dialog will appear bottom of the screen.L Erasing Images You can either select and erase images one by one or erase them in one batch. Erasing a 1+73 image will erase both the RAW and JPEG images. you can erase multiple images at one time. protect them. press <0>. Once an image is erased. 3 Erase the image. it cannot be recovered. Make sure you no longer need the image before erasing it. then press <0>. Protected images (p. To prevent important images from being erased accidentally. The Select [Erase]. select [Erase images]. 3 Checkmarking <X> Images to be Erased in a Batch By checkmarking the images to be erased. Under the [3] tab. 2 Press the <L> button. Erasing a Single Image 1 Playback the image to be erased.

42). to be erased. 3 Select the images to be erased and Select the images press the <V> key. all the images in the card will be erased. 2 Select [Select and eraseimages]. Press the <L> button. When the [3 Erase images] menu is set to [All images on card]. To display the three-image display. The images will be displayed.L Erasing Images images]. then press <0>. 4 Erase the images. The selected images will be erased. Select [Select and erase then press <0>. 3 Erasing All Images in the Card You can also erase all the images in the card. press the <I> button. 172 . The <X> icon will be displayed on the upper left. To return to the single-image display. format the card (p. To also erase protected images. Select [OK]. press the <u> button. To erase other images. repeat step 3.

173 . the movie icon <k/ >.File number Histogram (Brightness/RGB) Picture Style and settings ISO speed Highlight tone priority Color space Shooting date and time Image verification data appended * With 1+73 images. recording format <D>. you can switch the shooting information display. and frame rate <8/7/6/5/4> will be displayed. any overexposed areas of the image will blink. * For movie files. Exposure compensation amount Flash exposure compensation amount Aperture Shutter speed/ Recording time Metering mode Shooting mode/ Movie Image-recording quality/ Movie-recording size Playback number/ Total images recorded White balance White balance correction File size Protect Folder number . * For still photos taken during movie shooting display. <G> will be displayed. set the exposure compensation to a negative amount and shoot again. the 73 file size is displayed. The most detailed shooting information is shown below.B Shooting Information Display When you press the <B> button during single-image playback. About the Highlight Alert When the shooting information is displayed. The shutter speed and aperture will not be displayed. To obtain more image detail in the overexposed areas. recording size <A/B/C>.

The RGB histogram display is for checking the color saturation and gradation. the brighter the image. the color will be too saturated with no detail. the darker the image. you can see the exposure level inclination and the overall gradation. the respective color information will be lacking. The more pixels there are toward the left. And if there are too many pixels on the right. green. By checking the image and its brightness histogram. Sample Histograms [Brightness] Display This histogram is a graph showing the distribution of the image’s brightness level. The horizontal axis indicates the brightness level Dark image (darker on the left and brighter on the right). while the vertical axis indicates how many pixels exist for each brightness level. The display can be switched with the [4 Histogram] menu. The horizontal axis indicates the color’s brightness level (darker on the left and brighter on the right). the brighter and denser the color. the shadow detail will be lost. and blue). the darker and less prominent the color. The gradation in-between will be reproduced. The more pixels Normal brightness there are toward the left. while the vertical axis indicates how many pixels exist for each color brightness level. you can see the color’s saturation and gradation condition and white balance inclination. And the more pixels there are toward the right.B Shooting Information Display About the Histogram The brightness histogram display shows the exposure level distribution and overall brightness. [RGB] Display This histogram is a graph showing the distribution of each primary color’s brightness level in the image (RGB or red. If there are too many pixels on the left. Bright image And if there are too many pixels on the right. And the more pixels there are toward the right. 174 . If there are too many pixels on the left. By checking the image’s RGB histogram. the highlight detail will be lost.

You can print multiple images in one batch or give the print order to a photofinisher.176) You can connect the camera directly to a printer and print out the images in the card. etc. The camera is compatible with “wPictBridge” which is the standard for direct printing. quantity to print. Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) (p.185) DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) enables you to print images recorded in the card according to your printing instructions such as the image selection. 9 175 .Printing Images Printing (p.

176 . 4 Turn on the printer.Preparing to Print The direct printing procedure is done entirely with the camera while you look at the LCD monitor. 3 Connecting the camera to a printer. up the printer. refer to the printer’s instruction manual. When connecting the cable plug to the camera’s <q/C> terminal. Some printers may make a beeping sound. the cable plug’s <D> icon must face the front side of the camera. To connect to the printer. Connecting the Camera to a Printer 1 Set the camera’s power switch to <2>. see the printer’s instruction manual. Use the interface cable provided with the camera. 5 Set the camera’s power switch to <1>. 2 SetFor details.

select [Print]. Press the <x> button to playback the image. If there is a long beeping sound in step 5. make sure it is fully charged. On the print setting screen. The error message will be displayed on the LCD monitor (p. Press the < The image will appear. using AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 (sold separately) to power the camera is recommended. Before disconnecting the cable. Hold the plug (not the cord) to pull out the cable. 177 . 6 Playback thex> button. Movies cannot be printed. 3. The camera cannot be used with printers compatible only with CP Direct or Bubble Jet Direct. it indicates a problem with the printer.184). For direct printing. With a fully-charged battery. 2. Press <0>. 4 hours is possible. Do not use any interface cable other than the one provided.Preparing to Print wPictBridge image. printing up to approx. If you use a battery pack to power the camera. and the <w> icon will appear on the upper left to indicate that the camera is connected to a printer. To find out what’s wrong. first turn off the camera and printer. do the following: 1.

180). Check that the <w> icon is displayed on the upper left of the LCD monitor.setting screen will appear. Sets the quantity to be printed.then press Select [Paper settings]. Press the <U> key to select the image to be printed. certain settings such as the date and file number imprinting and trimming might not be available.wPrinting The screen display and setting options will differ depending on the printer. * Depending on the printer. The paper size. and layout. 3 Select [Paper settings]. type. Sets the paper size. and layout you have set are displayed. For details. see the printer’s instruction manual. Sets the trimming (cropping) (p. Printer-connected icon 1 Select the image to be printed. The paper settings screen will appear. Sets the date or file number imprinting to on or off. Returns to the screen in step 1. 0 2 Press <print>. type. The Print setting screen Sets the printing effects (p. <0>. Some settings might not be available. Starts the printing. 178 .183).

ISO speed. The paper type screen will appear.. 4.wPrinting QSetting the Paper Size Select the size of the paper loaded in the printer. 16. 9. then press <0>. * From the Exif data. the print will have borders. will be imprinted. When using a Canon printer and Canon paper. etc. Bordered Borderless Borderedc xx-up 20-upc 35-upp Default The print will have white borders along the edges. white balance. • [20-upc] will have the shooting information* imprinted. read the printer’s instruction manual to check what paper types can be used. On A4 or Letter size paper. 20 or 35 thumbnails of the images ordered through DPOF (p.185) will be printed. USetting the Page Layout Select the page layout. shutter speed. 179 . then press <0>. Option to print 2. The print will have no borders. 8. The print setting screen will reappear. aperture. The page layout screen will appear. The page layout will vary depending on the printer model or its settings. YSetting the Paper Type Select the type of the paper loaded in the printer. exposure compensation amount. then press <0>. or 20 images on one sheet. If your printer cannot print borderless prints. the camera name. shooting mode. lens name. The shooting information* will be imprinted on the border on 9x13cm and larger prints.

then press <0>. For details. bluish blacks. Prints in black-and-white with cool. 180 . this setting enables finer printing adjustments than with “Natural.need not set necessary. you can also adjust the printing effect (p. However. Prints in black-and-white with true blacks. zNatural M EDefault The printing characteristics are the same as the “Natural” setting. Prints the image in the actual colors and contrast. 0 Warm tone Prints in black-and-white with warm. No automatic correction will be applied. then press <0>. see the printer’s instruction manual. yellowish blacks. The image will be printed with higher saturation to produce more vivid blues and greens.wPrinting the 4 SetSet asprinting effects. Select the desired printing effect. No zNatural automatic color adjustments are applied. Note that the printed image might look slightly different from the displayed image which is only an approximation. it is reflected in the image displayed on the upper left. If the <e> icon is displayed next to <z>. What is displayed on the screen differs depending on the printer. Printing Effect EOn EOff EVIVID ENR 0 B/W 0 Cool tone Description The image will be printed according to the printer’s standard colors.” The printing will differ depending on the printer. This also applies to [Brightness] and [Adjust levels] on page 182. Select the option on the upper right (circled in the screenshot). * When you change the printing effects. If you any printing effects. go to step 5. The image’s Exif data is used to make automatic corrections.182). The image noise is reduced before printing.

press <0> while [Stop] is displayed. then select [OK]. With Easy printing. If you execute [Clear all camera settings] (p. With Easy printing. necessary. any trimming (p. Set as desired. then press <0>.183) has been applied. Set the number of copies.) Also. Select <R>.wPrinting 5 Set the date and file number imprinting. Select [Print]. the number of copies will always be 1. (You cannot set the number of copies. Select <I>. it may take some time for the printing to start after you select [Print]. then press <0>. you can print another image using the same settings.183) will not be applied. Set as necessary. 181 . Depending on the image’s file size and image-recording quality. Just select the image and press the <l> button. If image tilt correction (p. then press <0>. the 6 SetSet asnumber of copies. The [Default] setting for printing effects and other options are the printer’s own default settings as set by the printer’s manufacturer. it may take longer to print the image.144). To stop the printing. all the settings will revert to the default. then press <0>. then press <0>. See the printer’s instruction manual to find out what the [Default] settings are. 7 Start printing.

When you select [Detail set. M is magenta. When the <e> icon is displayed next to <z>.] effects will not show on the screen. and G is green.wPrinting e Adjustment of Printing Effects In step 4 on page 180. [Color tone]. The [kBrightener] and [Red-eye corr. the red eye will be corrected for printing. Brightness The image brightness can be adjusted. Effective in flash images where the subject has red eye. You can then adjust the printing effect.127) or highlight level (128 .]. When [On] is set.255). select the printing effect. B is for blue. all the printing effect settings will be reverted to the default. [Saturation]. and [Color balance]. the face will be brightened for printing. Press the <U> key to freely adjust the shadow level (0 . If you select [Clear all]. press the <B> button to change the position of the <h>. press the <B> button. A is amber. you can adjust the [Contrast]. kBrightener Effective in backlit conditions which can make the subject’s face look dark. Red-eye corr. The color in the respective direction will be corrected. Adjust levels When you select [Manual]. With the Adjust levels screen displayed. To adjust the [Color balance]. you can change the histogram’s distribution and adjust the image’s brightness and contrast. 182 . When [On] is set. use the <S> keys. What can be adjusted or what is displayed will depend on the selection made in step 4.

If you set the trimming and then set the print settings. Move the trimming frame until it covers the desired image area. 3 Press <0> to exit the trimming. Do the trimming right before printing. This enables you to create a vertical-oriented print from a horizontal image. 183 . When you adjust the image tilt. position. and aspect ratio. 2 Set the trimming frame size. The image area within the trimming frame will be printed. The smaller the trimming frame. Moving the trimming frame Press the <S> key to move the frame over the image vertically or horizontally. Rotating the frame Each time you press the <B> button.5-degree increments. the <O> icon on the screen will turn blue. You can check the trimmed image area on the upper left of the print setting screen. Changing the trimming frame size When you press the <u> or <I> button. Image tilt correction By turning the <6> dial. you may have to set the trimming again. the size of the trimming frame will change.wPrinting Trimming the Image Tilt correction You can crop the image and print only the trimmed portion as if the image was recomposed. The trimming frame’s aspect ratio can be changed with [Paper settings]. The print setting screen will reappear. the larger the image magnification will be for printing. the trimming frame will toggle between the vertical and horizontal orientations. you can adjust the image tilt angle up to ±10 degrees in 0. 1 On the print setting screen. select [Trimming].

see the printer’s instruction manual. resume printing. After fixing the problem. Error Messages If a problem occurs during printing. the trimmed image area might not be printed as you specified. 184 . etc.wPrinting Depending on the printer. operate the buttons on the printer to resume printing.) and select [Continue] to resume printing but it does not resume. Hardware Error Check for any printer problems other than paper and ink problems. File Error The selected image cannot be printed via PictBridge. and check the waste ink tank. The smaller you make the trimming frame. Handling Printer Errors If you resolve a printer error (no ink. For details on resuming the printing. Paper Error Check whether the paper is properly loaded in the printer. For details on how to fix a printing problem. an error message will appear on the camera’s LCD monitor. If you look at the image on a TV screen. look at the camera’s LCD monitor. the grainier the picture will look on the print. no paper. the trimming frame might not be displayed accurately. Press <0> to stop printing. While trimming the image. Ink Error Check the printer’s ink level. refer to the printer’s instruction manual. Images taken with a different camera or images edited with a computer might not be printable.

then press <0>. 3 SetSet the [Print type]. Select the option to be set. [Print type] [Date] [File No. then press <0>. the option as desired. Under the [3] tab. and file No. Select the desired setting. 2 Select [Set up]. (They cannot be set individually for each image. select [Print order]. date imprinting.) Setting the Printing Options 1 Select [Print order]. Select [Set up].]. and [File No. then press <0>. [Date].W Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) You can set the print type. imprinting.] 185 . The print settings will be applied to all print-ordered images. then press <0>.

] are set to [On]. The print order screen will reappear. Index Both Multiple thumbnail images are printed on one sheet. depending on the image type. might not be imprinted depending on the print type setting and printer model. both the [Date] and [File No. Also. RAW images and movies cannot be print ordered. The print order may not work or may be overwritten.W Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) Print type K L K L Standard Prints one image on one sheet. Next. Or check with your photofinisher about compatibility when ordering prints. [On] imprints the file No. Date File number On Off On Off [On] imprints the recorded date on the print. Prints both the standard and index prints. you must use the card whose print order specifications have been set. the print order may not be possible. the date or file No.Image] or [All image] to order the images to be printed. It will not work if you just extract images from the card and try to print them. refer to the printer’s instruction manual.] cannot be set to [On] at the same time. Certain DPOF-compatible printers and photofinishers might not be able to print the images as you specified. select [Sel. When printing with DPOF. Even if [Date] and [File No. With [Index] prints. 186 . Press the <7> button. 4 Exit the setting. on the print. Do not insert into the camera a card whose print order was set by a different camera and then try to specify a print order. If this happens with your printer.

press the <M> button to save the print order to the card. RAW images and movies will not be included in the print order. To return to the single-image display. After completing the print order. press the <I> button. print no more than 400 images for one print order. all the images might not be printed. the print order will be cleared for all the images in the card. If you select [Clear all on card]. Even if you select “All image”. [Standard] [Both] Press the <V> key to set the number of copies to be printed for the displayed image.Image Select and order images one by one. When using a PictBridge printer. If you specify more than this. [Index] Press the <V> key to checkmark the box <X> and the image will be included in the index print. 187 .W Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) Print Ordering Sel. To display the three-image display. one copy of all the images in the card will be set for printing. press the <u> button. Quantity Total images selected Check mark Index icon All image If you select [Mark all on card].

2 Under the [3] tab. If a problem occurs during printing. • When you set the index.178) Set the printing effects (p. If you stopped the printing and want to resume printing the remaining images. Depending on the printer. the card’s remaining capacity was low. • When you paused the printing. Follow the “Connecting the Camera to a Printer” procedure up to step 5. you changed the print order or deleted print-ordered images. you changed the paper setting before resuming the printing. select [Resume]. the date might look light if it is imprinted on a bright background or on the border. 4 Set the [Paper settings]. 1 Prepare to print. 188 . [Print] will be displayed only if the camera is connected to the printer and printing is possible. See page 176. certain printers might imprint the date on the border. Under [Adjust levels]. Note that printing will not resume if you stop the printing and any of the following occurs: • Before resuming the printing. select [Print order]. If [Bordered] is set. Before printing.180) if necessary. 3 Select [Print]. you can easily print images with DPOF. 5 Select [OK].W Direct Printing with DPOF With a PictBridge printer. (p. Certain printers cannot imprint the file No. see page 184. [Manual] cannot be selected. be sure to set the paper size.

Zo ne 10 Cre at iv e 189 . Custom Functions can be set and used only in Creative Zone modes.Customizing the Camera You can customize various camera features to suit your picture-taking preferences. You can do it with Custom Functions.

then press <0>. select [Custom Functions (C. then press <0>. Under the [7] tab. then press <0>. the current Custom Function settings are indicated below the respective function numbers. Press the <U> the Custom Function No. 190 .144). Clearing All Custom Functions On the [7 Clear settings] menu. 4 Exit the the <M> button.Fn)]. Function 2 Select the Customkey to select No.3 Setting Custom FunctionsN 1 Select [Custom Functions (C. At the bottom of the screen.. the setting 3 Change the <V> keyas desired. select [Clear all Custom Func. Press The screen for step 1 will reappear. Press to select the setting (number).Fn)] to clear all the Custom Function settings (p. Custom Function No.Fn)]. (C. Repeat steps 2 and 3 if you want to set other Custom Functions. setting.

C.194 k k k C.197 k k k The shaded Custom Functions do not work during Live View (LV) shooting.195 k C.194 p.Fn IV: Operation/Others 9 10 11 12 Shutter/AE lock button Assign SET button LCD display when power ON Add image verification data p.3 Setting Custom FunctionsN Custom Functions C.193 p.Fn I -1 setting will also be applied to movie shooting.196 p. speed in Av mode p. (Settings are disabled.Fn I: Exposure 1 2 3 Exposure level increments ISO expansion Flash sync.) 191 .Fn III: Autofocus/Drive 7 8 AF-assist beam firing Mirror lockup p.195 p.Fn II: Image 4 5 6 Long exposure noise reduction High ISO speed noise reduction Highlight tone priority p.192 A LV shooting k k k * The C.

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Custom Functions are organized into four groups based on the function type: C.Fn I: Exposure, C.Fn II: Image, C.Fn III: Autofocus/Drive, C.Fn IV: Operation/Others.

C.Fn I: Exposure
C.Fn-1 Exposure level increments

0: 1/3-stop 1: 1/2-stop Sets 1/2-stop increments for the shutter speed, aperture, exposure compensation, AEB, flash exposure compensation, etc. Effective when you prefer to control the exposure in less fine increments than 1/3-stop increments.
The exposure level will be displayed in the viewfinder and on the LCD monitor as shown below.

C.Fn-2

ISO expansion

0: Off 1: On For the ISO speed, “H” (equivalent to ISO 12800) will be selectable.

C.Fn-3

Flash sync. speed in Av (Aperture-priority AE) mode

0: Auto The flash sync speed is set automatically within a range of 1/200 sec. to 30 sec. to suit the scene’s brightness. 1: 1/200-1/60 sec. auto When flash is used with aperture-priority AE (f), this prevents a slow flash-sync speed from being set automatically in low-light conditions. It is effective for preventing subject blur and camera shake. However, while the subject will be properly exposed with the flash, the background will come out dark. 2: 1/200 sec. (fixed) The flash-sync speed is fixed to 1/200 sec. This more effectively prevents subject blur and camera shake than with setting 1. However, the background may come out darker than with setting 1.

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When 1 or 2 is set, high-speed sync cannot be used with an external Speedlite.

C.Fn II: Image
C.Fn-4 Long exposure noise reduction

0: Off 1: Auto For 1 sec. or longer exposures, noise reduction is performed automatically if noise typical of long exposures is detected. This [Auto] setting is effective in most cases. 2: On Noise reduction is performed for all exposures of 1 sec. or longer. The [On] setting may be effective for noise that cannot be detected or reduced with the [Auto] setting.
With setting 1 and 2, after the picture is taken, the noise reduction process may take the same amount of time as the exposure. You cannot take another picture until the noise reduction process is completed. At ISO 1600 and higher, noise might be more pronounced with setting 2 than with setting 0 or 1. With setting 2, if a long exposure is shot during Live View display, “BUSY” will be displayed during the noise reduction process. The Live View display will not appear until the noise reduction is completed. (You cannot take another picture.)

C.Fn-5

High ISO speed noise reduction

Reduces the noise generated in the image. Although noise reduction is applied at all ISO speeds, it is particularly effective at high ISO speeds. At low ISO speeds, the noise in the shadow areas is further reduced. Change the setting to suit the noise level. 0: Standard 1: Low 2: Strong 3: Disable
With setting 2, the maximum burst for continuous shooting will greatly decrease.

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C.Fn-6

Highlight tone priority

0: Disable 1: Enable Improves the highlight detail. The dynamic range is expanded from the standard 18% gray to bright highlights. The gradation between the grays and highlights becomes smoother.
With setting 1, the [Disable] setting automatically takes effect for the Auto Lighting Optimizer (p.103) and it cannot be changed. With setting 1, noise may become slightly more pronounced than usual. With setting 1, the settable ISO speed range will be 200 - 6400. Also, the <A> icon will be displayed on the LCD monitor and in the viewfinder when highlight tone priority is enabled.

C.Fn III: Autofocus/Drive
C.Fn-7 AF-assist beam firing

The AF-assist beam can be emitted by the camera’s built-in flash or by an external, EOS-dedicated Speedlite. 0: Enable 1: Disable The AF-assist beam is not emitted. 2: Enable external flash only If an external, EOS-dedicated Speedlite is attached, it will emit the AFassist beam when necessary. The camera’s built-in flash will not fire the AF-assist beam. 3: IR AF assist beam only Among EOS-dedicated Speedlites, only those which have an infrared AF-assist beam will be able to emit the beam. This prevents any Speedlite which uses a series of small flashes (like the built-in flash) from firing the AF-assist beam.
If the external, EOS-dedicated Speedlite’s [AF-assist beam firing] Custom Function is set to [Disabled], the Speedlite will not emit the AF-assist beam even if the camera’s C.Fn-7-0/2/3 is set.

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C.Fn-8

Mirror lockup

0: Disable 1: Enable Prevents camera vibrations caused by the reflex mirror action which can disturb shooting with super telephoto lenses or close-up (macro) shooting. See page 106 for the mirror lockup procedure.

C.Fn IV: Operation/Others
C.Fn-9 Shutter/AE lock button

0: AF/AE lock 1: AE lock/AF Convenient when you want to focus and meter separately. Press the <A> button to autofocus, and press the shutter button halfway to apply AE lock. 2: AF/AF lock, no AE lock In the AI Servo AF mode, you can press the <A> button to stop the AF operation momentarily. This prevents the AF from being thrown off by any obstacle passing between the camera and subject. The exposure is set at the moment the picture is taken. 3: AE/AF, no AE lock This is useful for subjects which keep moving and stopping repeatedly. In the AI Servo AF mode, you can press the <A> button to start or stop the AI Servo AF operation. The exposure is set at the moment the picture is taken. Thus, the optimum focusing and exposure will always be achieved as you wait for the decisive moment.
When 1 or 3 is set, pressing the Remote Switch (p.205) halfway will not work.

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C.Fn-10

Assign SET button

You can assign a frequently-used function to <0>. Press <0> when the camera is shooting-ready. 0: Normal (disabled) 1: Image quality Press <0> to display the image-recording quality setting screen on the LCD monitor. Press the <S> key to select the image-recording quality, then press <0>. 2: Flash exposure compensation When you press <0>, the flash exposure compensation setting screen will appear. 3: LCD monitor On/Off Assigns the same function as the <B> button. 4: Menu display Assigns the same function as the <M> button. 5: ISO speed Assigns the same function as the <Z> button.

C.Fn-11

LCD display when power ON

0: Display on When the power switch is turned on, the shooting settings will be displayed (p.44). 1: Previous display status If you pressed the <B> button and turned off the camera while the LCD monitor was off, the shooting settings will not be displayed when you turn on the camera again. This helps to save battery power. The menu screens and image playback will still be displayed when used. If you pressed the <B> button and turned off the camera while the LCD monitor was on, the shooting settings will be displayed when you turn on the camera again.

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the <L> icon will appear. When the shooting information of an image appended with the verification data is displayed (p. The images are not compatible with the image encryption/decryption features of Original Data Security Kit OSK-E3.173). the Original Data Security Kit OSK-E3 (sold separately) is required.Fn-12 Add image verification data 0: Disable 1: Enable Data for verifying whether the image is original or not is appended to the image automatically. 197 . To verify whether the image is original.3 Custom Function SettingsN C.

Menu]. then press <0>. select [OK] and press <0> to register the item. and [Delete all items] deletes all items. press the <M> button. You can register up to six items in My Menu. the [9] tab will be displayed first when you display the menu screen. Delete item/items and Delete all items You can delete any of the registered items. On the confirmation dialog. To return to the screen in step 2. With [z] displayed. 198 .3 Registering My MenuN Under the My Menu tab. 3 Registerthe item to be registered. press the <V> key to change the order. Then press <0>. [Delete item/items] deletes one item at a time. then Select [Register to My press <0>. 2 Select [Register to My Menu]. you can register up to six menu options and Custom Functions whose settings you change frequently. then press <0>. Display from My Menu When [Enable] is set. Select [Sort] and select the item whose order you want to change. Under the [9] tab. the desired items. About My Menu settings Sort You can change the order of the registered items in My Menu. 1 Select [My Menu settings]. then Select press <0>. select [My Menu settings].

Enter up to 63 alphanumeric characters and symbols. it will be appended to the image as Exif information. 3 Enter text. Select [Delete copyright information] to delete the copyright information currently set. The text entry screen will appear. press the After <M> button to exit. Select [Display copyright info.3 Setting Copyright InformationN When you set the copyright information.“Text Entry Procedure” on Refer to the next page and enter the copyright information. then press <0>. Under the [7] tab. option. setting. 1 Select [Copyright information]. 199 . 2 Select the desiredkey to select either Press the <V> [Enter author’s name] or [Enter copyright details]. select [Copyright information]. then press <0>. 4 Exit theentering the text.] to check the copyright information currently set.

Moving the cursor Press the <U> key to move the cursor. 200 . then press <0> to enter it. press the <M> button to return to the screen in step 2. Entering text In the bottom area. Canceling the text entry To cancel the text entry.3 Setting Copyright InformationN Text Entry Procedure Changing the entry area Press the <Q> button to toggle between the top and bottom entry areas. Exiting After completing the text entry. press the <S> key to select a character. press the <B> button to return to the screen in step 2. You can also enter the copyright information with EOS Utility (provided software). Deleting a character Press the <L> button to delete a character.

The back of this chapter also has an index to make it easier to look up needed information. etc.Reference This chapter provides reference information for camera features. 11 201 . system accessories.

etc. etc. computer keyboards. If an Extender (sold separately) is attached and the maximum aperture of the lens is f/5. see the Extender’s instruction manual.) In such cases. focus an object at the same distance as the subject and lock the focus before recomposing (p. (2) Set the lens focus mode switch to <MF> and focus manually.) Subjects in very low light Extremely backlit or reflective subjects (Example: Car with a highly reflective body.6 or smaller (larger f/number). etc. For situations where AF can fail to achieve focus with Live mode/u Live mode AF. etc. solid-color walls. For details. see page 117. 202 . AF will not be possible (except Live mode/u Live mode AF). do one of the following: (1) With One-Shot AF.48).When Autofocus Fails Autofocus can fail to achieve focus (the focus confirmation light <o> blinks) with certain subjects such as the following: Subjects difficult to focus Very low-contrast subjects (Example: Blue sky.) Near and far subjects covered by an AF point (Example: Animal in a cage.) Repetitive patterns (Example: Skyscraper windows.

2 Connect the DC Coupler.the DC Connect the cord’s plug to Coupler. 3 Insert the DC Coupler. 203 . After using the camera. unplug the power plug from the power outlet. 4 Push in the DC cord hole cover and Open install the cord as shown. you can connect the camera to a household power outlet and not worry about the battery level. Close the cover. the DC cord. Connect the power cord as shown in the illustration. the DC Open the cover and insert Coupler until it locks in place. 1 Connect the power cord. Do not connect or disconnect the power cord while the camera’s power switch is set to <1>.Using a Household Power Outlet With the AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 (sold separately).

Remote Control Shooting Remote Controller RC-6 (Sold separately) This remote controller enables you to take pictures wirelessly up to about 5 meters/16. You can either shoot immediately or use a 2-sec. try to keep the camera away from fluorescent light sources. the self-timer lamp will light and the picture will be taken. During wireless remote control. Camera misoperation may occur near certain types of fluorescent lights.71). The remote controller RC-1/RC-5 (sold separately) can also be used. 204 . The camera will autofocus. When focus is achieved. Remote control sensor Set the self-timer to <Q> (p.4 feet from the camera. delay. Point the remote controller toward the camera’s remote control sensor and press the transmit button.

2 Attach the eyepiece cover down into Slide the the eyepiece groove to attach it. During Live View shooting and movie shooting.Remote Control Shooting Remote Switch RS-60E3 (Sold separately) This remote switch has a 60 cm/2. 205 . use the eyepiece cover (p. 1 Remove the eyecup. Using the Eyepiece Cover If you take a picture without looking at the viewfinder. Push the bottom of the eyecup upward. To prevent this.0 feet cord and enables you to press the shutter button halfway or completely. light entering the eyepiece can throw off the exposure.23) attached to the camera strap. It connects to the camera’s remote control terminal. attaching the eyepiece cover is unnecessary. eyepiece cover.

see the EX-series Speedlite’s instruction manual. it is like a high-output flash attached externally in place of the built-in flash.] to be set.147). almost all the autoflash control is done by the camera. In other words. Shoe-mount Speedlites Macro Lites With an EX-series Speedlite not compatible with flash function settings (p. This camera is a Type-A camera that can use all the features of EX-series Speedlites.) If flash exposure compensation is set with the external Speedlite. If the flash metering mode is set to TTL autoflash with the Speedlite’s Custom Function. only [Flash exp.] can be set for [External flash func. EX-series Speedlites Basically operates like a built-in flash for easy operation. the flash exposure compensation icon displayed on the camera’s LCD monitor will change from y to . setting]. When an EX-series Speedlite (sold separately) is attached to the camera.External Speedlites EOS-dedicated. (Certain EX-series Speedlites also enable [Shutter sync. comp] and [E-TTL II meter. For detailed instructions. 206 . the flash will fire at full output only.

Using Non-Canon Flash Units Sync Speed The camera can synchronize with compact. It might not fire. Cautions for Live View shooting A non-Canon flash will not fire during Live View shooting. the camera may not operate properly and malfunction may result. If the camera is used with a flash unit or flash accessory dedicated to another camera brand.External Speedlites Canon Speedlites other than the EX-series With an EZ/E/EG/ML/TL-series Speedlite set in TTL or A-TTL autoflash mode. non-Canon flash units at 1/200 sec. shoot in the manual flash mode. Be sure to test the flash unit beforehand to make sure it synchronizes properly with the camera. or slower. the flash can be fired at full output only. Do not attach a high-voltage flash unit on the camera’s hot shoe. Set the camera’s shooting mode to <a> (manual exposure) or <f> (aperture-priority AE) and adjust the aperture setting before shooting. When using a Speedlite which has manual flash mode. 207 .

then press <0>. 208 . transmission. select settings]. use of the card is not permitted. In case of an issue with an Eye-Fi card. refer to the EyeFi card’s instruction manual or inquire the card’s manufacturer.31) 2 Select [Eye-Fi settings]. If it is unclear whether the card has been approved for use in the area. This menu is displayed only when an Eye-Fi card has been loaded in the camera. [Eye-Fi Under the [5] tab. then press <0>.Using Eye-Fi Cards With a commercially-available Eye-Fi card already set up. 4 Display the connection information. please check with the card manufacturer. then press <0>. please check with the card manufacturer. (p.] to Press <0>. use the card and to troubleshoot any image transfer problems. set [Enable]. If you set [Disable]. Select [Connection info. To set up. This product is not guaranteed to support Eye-Fi card functions (including wireless transfer). Also note that an approval is required to use Eye-Fi cards in many countries or regions. automatic transmission will not occur even with the Eye-Fi card loaded (Transmission status icon I). The image transfer is a function of the Eye-Fi card. you can automatically transfer captured images to a personal computer or upload them to an online service via a wireless LAN.]. Without approval. 3 Enable the Eye-Fi[Eye-Fi trans. 1 Insert an Eye-Fi card.

Check that an access point is displayed for [Access point SSID:]. 6 Take the picture. see the card’s instruction manual. H ( ) Transferring : Image transmission to access point in progress. The picture is transferred and the <H> icon switches from gray (Not connected) to the icons below.58). H (Displayed) Connected : Connection to access point established. an error occured whil eretrieving the card information. Cautions for Using Eye-Fi Cards If “J” is displayed. If the image transfer does not work. Because of the transmission function. H (Blinking) Connecting : Connecting with access point. it may still transmit a signal. check the Eye-Fi card and personal computer settings. the Eye-Fi card may become hot. airports. 209 .Using Eye-Fi Cards 5 Check the [Access point SSID:]. For details. and other places where wireless transmissions are prohibited. is displayed in the detailed information display (p. During the image transfer. In hospitals. the image transfer may take longer or might be interrupted. Turn the camera off and on again. The battery power will be consumed faster. For transferred images. Depending on the wireless LAN’s connection conditions. remove the Eye-Fi card from the camera.] is set to [Disable]. Even if [Eye-Fi trans. Press the <M> button three times to exit the menu. You can also check the Eye-Fi card’s MAC address and firmware version. Transmission status icon H (Gray) Not connected : No connection with access point. auto power off will not take effect.

Function Availability Table according to Shooting Modes o: Set automatically k: User selectable Basic Zone Mode Dial JPEG RAW RAW + 73 ISO speed AF Auto Manual Standard Portrait Picture Style Landscape Neutral Faithful Monochrome User Defined Auto WB White balance Preset WB Custom WB WB correction WB bracketing o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o : Not selectable Movie shooting Creative Zone 1 7 2 3 4 5 6 C d sf a 8 k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k o o o o o o o o k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k o k Auto Lighting Optimizer o Peripheral illumination correction Long exposure noise reduction 210 Quality Stills k k*1 k k k k k k k k k k k k o o k k k k k k k k k k k k o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k o o o o k k k k One-Shot AI Servo AI Focus Auto AF o point selection Manual AF-assist beam o o k k k .

211 . *3: Refers to “(3) Adjusting the picture brightness” function on page 56. *4: For autoexposure only. [Remote control] can be set. *2: Refers to “(2) Blurring/sharpening the background” function on page 56.Function Availability Table according to Shooting Modes Basic Zone Mode Dial Evaluative Metering mode Exposure Drive Built-in flash Color space Partial Spot Center-weighted average Creative Zone Movie shooting 1 7 2 3 4 5 6 C d sf a 8 o o o o o o o o k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k*2 k 3 k* k k k k k k k k Program shift Exposure compensation k k k k k k k k k k*4 AEB AE lock Depth-of-field preview Single Continuous Self-timer/ Remote control k k k k k k k k k k k o o o o o o o k k k k k k k k k k k* 4 Stills k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k o o o k k k k k k o k o k o k k k k k k k k k k k k*3 k k k k o o o o o o o o k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k* 5 Self-timer:2 sec Self-timer:Continuous k Auto Manual Flash off o k o k k k k k k o o Red-eye reduction k FE lock Flash exposure compensation sRGB Adobe RGB Live View shooting *1: For manual exposure only. *5: On the movie shooting mode menu.

Shaded menu options are not displayed in Basic Zone modes. [y] Shooting 3. [7] Set-up 3. ±5 stops (AEB: ±2 stops) Disable / Low / Standard / Strong q/w/r/e Manual setting of white balance WB correction: White balance correction WB-BKT: White balance bracketing sRGB / Adobe RGB PStandard / QPortrait / RLandscape / SNeutral / UFaithful / VMonochrome / WUser Def.Fn setting Page 72 138 138 138 104 65 147 2 Shooting 2 (Red) Exposure compensation/AEB Auto Lighting Optimizer Metering mode Custom White Balance WB Shift/BKT Color space Picture Style 1/3-stop increments. 2. / 8 sec. / 4 sec. and [9] My Menu screens (tabs) are not displayed in Basic Zone modes. 1. 3 89 103 86 99 101 102 96 75 91 94 The [2] Shooting 2. 212 . / Hold Enable / Disable Disable / Enable Flash firing / Built-in flash function setting / External flash function setting / External flash C.Fn setting / Clear external flash C.Menu Settings 1 Shooting 1 (Red) Quality Beep Release shutter without card Image review Peripheral illumination correction Red-eye reduction Flash control 73 / 83 / 74 / 84 / 76 / 86 / 1+73 / 1 Enable / Disable Enable / Disable Off / 2 sec.

/ Off OnPD / OnD / Off Initialize and erase data in the card Continuous / Auto reset / Manual reset Enable / Disable Select the background color Eye-Fi transmission: Disable / Enable Connection information 139 142 42 140 146 146 208 * Displayed only when an Eye-Fi card is used. 400 / Max.Menu Settings y Shooting 3 (Red) Dust Delete Data ISO Auto Obtains data to be used to erase dust spots Max. 1600 / Max. / 8 min. 213 . 3200 / Max. 6400 Page 151 63 3 Playback 1 (Blue) Protect images Rotate Erase images Print order Slide show Erase-protect images Rotate vertical images Erase images Specify images to be printed (DPOF) Select the images and set the Display time and Repeat settings for automatic playback 170 159 171 185 165 4 Playback 2 (Blue) Histogram Image jump w/6 Ctrl over HDMI Brightness / RGB 1 image / 10 images / 100 images / Date / Movies / Stills Disable / Enable 174 157 168 5 Set-up 1 (Yellow) Auto power off Auto rotate Format File numbering LCD auto off Screen color Eye-Fi settings* 30 sec. / 15 min. / 4 min. 800 / Max. / 2 min. / 1 min.

) Select the interface language NTSC / PAL Auto cleaning: Enable / Disable Clean now Clean manually Live View shooting / Grid display / Metering timer / AF mode Page 139 29 30 169 150 153 108 7 Set-up 3 (Yellow) Custom Functions (C. min. day) and time (hour.Fn) Customize camera functions as desired 190 199 144 – Display copyright information / Enter author’s Copyright information name / Enter copyright details / Delete copyright information Clear settings Firmware Ver. (C.Menu Settings 6 Set-up 2 (Yellow) LCD brightness Date/Time Language Video system Sensor cleaning Live View function settings Seven brightness levels provided Set the date (year.. sec. Clear all camera settings / Clear all Custom Func. month.Fn) For updating the firmware 9 My Menu (Green) My Menu settings Register frequently-used menu items and Custom Functions 198 214 .

On / Off Disable / Enable 134 134 134 134 134 * Displayed only when [Movie exposure] is set to [Manual]. About the menu screen in movie shooting mode The [n] Movie 1 and [o] Movie 2 screens (tabs) are displayed only in the movie shooting mode. / 1 min.]. [7] Set-up 3. / 10 min. Flash control • [2]: Metering mode. The [y] Shooting 3. / 16 sec. no AE lock / AE/AF.Menu Settings Movie Shooting Mode Menu n Movie 1 (Red) Movie recording size AF mode AF during k kShutter/AE lock button Remote control 1920x1080 (6 / 5 / 4) / 1280x720 (8 / 7) / 640x480 (8 / 7) / Crop 640x480 (8 / 7) Live mode / u Live mode / Quick mode Disable / Enable AF/AE lock / AE lock/AF / AF/AF lock./AEB] option will become [Exposure comp. comp. the [Expo. Screen color • [6]: Sensor cleaning. The following menu items will not be displayed: • [1]: Red-eye reduction. / 30 min. Under the [2] tab. Live View function settings 215 . and [9] My Menu screens (tabs) will not be displayed. no AE lock Disable / Enable Page 131 132 132 133 133 o Movie 2 (Red) Movie exposure Grid display Metering timer Sound recording kHighlight tone priority* Auto / Manual Off / Grid 1l / Grid 2m 4 sec. Color space • [5]: LCD auto off. WB Shift/BKT. / 30 sec.

System Map ST-E2 270EX 430EX II 580EX II Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX Eyepiece Extender EP-EX15ll Bundled Accessories Rubber Frame Ef E-series Dioptric Adjustment Lenses Wide Strap EW-100DB lll Eyecup Ef Angle Finder C AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 Semi Hard Case EH19-L Battery Pack LP-E8 Battery Charger LC-E8 or LC-E8E DC Coupler DR-E8 Compact Power Adapter CA-PS700 Battery Grip BG-E8 Battery Magazine BGM-E8L for two LP-E8 battery packs Battery Magazine BGM-E8A for size-AA/LR6 batteries 216 .

System Map Remote Controller RC-6 Remote Switch RS-60E3 EF lenses External microphone EF-S lenses HDMI Cable HTC-100 Stereo AV Cable AVC-DC400ST TV/Video EOS DIGITAL EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk Software Instruction Manuals Disk Interface Cable PictBridge-compatible printer Interface Cable IFC-200U/500U Computer USB port Windows 7 Windows Vista Windows XP Mac OS X PC card slot Original Data Security Kit OSK-E3 Card reader SD memory card/ SDHC memory card/ SDXC memory card PCMCIA adapter 217 .

The battery charger’s lamp blinks.31).Troubleshooting Guide If a problem occurs. contact your dealer or nearest Canon Service Center. The access lamp still blinks even when the power switch is set to <2>. Attach the battery pack to the charger again and wait a while before connecting the charger to a power outlet again. The battery is not properly installed in the camera (p. Make sure the card slot cover is closed (p. the access lamp will still continue to light/blink for a few seconds.44). Power-Related Problems The battery cannot be recharged with the battery charger provided. first refer to this Troubleshooting Guide. the power will turn off automatically. When the image recording is completed. The camera does not operate even when the power switch is set to <1>. 218 .26). Make sure the battery compartment cover is closed (p. disconnect the charger’s power plug from the power outlet and remove the battery pack. If this happens. If the power is cut off while an image is being recorded to the card. If there is a problem with the battery charger.26).24). If this Troubleshooting Guide does not resolve the problem. Press the <B> button (p. Do not recharge any battery pack other than a genuine Canon Battery Pack LP-E8. the protective circuit will stop the charging operation and the charge lamp will blink in orange. Recharge the battery (p.

Press the <B> button to turn on the LCD monitor. the number of possible shots will decrease. 171). a picture cannot be taken. If the lens has an Image Stabilizer. If you use Live View shooting or shoot movies for a prolonged period (p. The card is not properly inserted (p.Troubleshooting Guide The battery becomes exhausted quickly. set [5 Auto power off] to [Off].36.107. The camera turns off by itself. 219 . If you do not want auto power off to take effect. The image is out of focus. replace the card or delete unnecessary images to make room (p.31. 37).31). Purchase a new one. Set the lens focus mode switch to <AF> (p.37. To prevent camera shake. 69).24). Auto power off is in effect. set the IS switch to <1>. If you try to focus in One-Shot AF mode while the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder blinks. The rechargeable battery pack performance will degrade over repeated use. 123). Slide the card’s write-protect switch to the Write/Erase setting (p.33). the LCD monitor will still turn off after the camera is idle for 30 min. If the card is full. Press the shutter button halfway again to focus. Even if [5 Auto power off] has been set to [Off]. Shooting-Related Problems No images can be shot nor recorded.31). or focus manually (p. press the shutter button gently (p. Use a fully-charged battery pack (p.

If a card error message is displayed.Troubleshooting Guide The card cannot be used.134). If you do not want a slow shutter speed to be set. 220 . etc. or [Disable]. the shutter speed becomes slow. If you shoot something that has fine detail (field of grass. If it is set to [Strong]. the maximum burst during continuous shooting will greatly decrease (p. ISO 100 cannot be set.193). When [Highlight tone priority] is set to [Disable]. [Low]. Under the [7 Custom Functions (C.Fn)] menu’s [High ISO speed noise reduction] to [Standard]. The maximum burst during continuous shooting is lower. the Auto Lighting Optimizer cannot be set. if [Highlight tone priority] is set to [Enable]. set the [7 Custom Functions (C. If you shoot at night when the background is dark.194). speed in Av mode] to 1 or 2 (p. then the Auto Lighting Optimizer can be set (p.Fn)] menu. the file size will be larger and the actual maximum burst might be lower than the number mentioned on page 72. see page 42 or 224. The Auto Lighting Optimizer cannot be set. the shutter speed becomes slow automatically (slow-sync shooting) so that both the subject and background are properly exposed. Under the [7 Custom Functions (C.Fn)] menu’s [Flash sync. ISO 100 can be set (p.). This also applies to movie shooting (p. This also applies to movie shooting (p. When I use the <f> mode with flash.134).Fn)] menu. When [Highlight tone priority] is set to [Disable].194). if [Highlight tone priority] is set to [Enable]. ISO 100 cannot be set. Set the [7 Custom Functions (C.192).

the respective operation noise will also be recorded. etc. If the movie file size reaches 4 GB or if the movie recording time reaches 29 min.135).109). movie shooting may stop automatically. If you use flash. To find out the card’s read/write speed. The built-in flash’s pop-up mechanism moves slightly. Use an SD Speed Class 6 “ ” or faster card. camera operation noise can be heard. This is normal. If you shoot continuously with the built-in flash at short intervals. The movie shooting terminates by itself. When a movie is played. If the card’s writing speed is slow. 221 . the flash might stop operating to protect the flash unit. The shutter makes two shooting sounds during Live View shooting. the shutter will make two sounds each time you shoot (p.. see the card manufacturer’s Web site.Troubleshooting Guide The built-in flash does not fire. movie shooting will stop automatically. The camera makes a noise when it is shaken. Using an external microphone (commercially available) is recommended (p. 59 sec. If you operate the camera’s dials or lens during movie shooting.

If the LCD monitor is dirty.170). If you use a card which already has images recorded.96). The file name’s first character is an underscore (“_MG_”). It will return to normal at room temperature. it cannot be erased (p. Set the shooting mode to a Creative Zone mode (p. In Basic Zone modes and in movie shooting mode. certain tabs and menu options are not displayed. In low or high temperatures.140). If Adobe RGB is set. 222 . The menu screen shows few tabs and options.40). the first character will be an underscore (p. The image cannot be erased. If the image has been protected. use a soft cloth to clean it.Troubleshooting Guide Display & Operation Problems The LCD monitor does not display a clear image. the LCD monitor display may seem slow or might look black. The file numbering does not start from 0001. Set the color space to sRGB. the file numbering might start from the last image in the card (p.

Use the AV cable that came with the camera (p. In such a case. What is displayed on the screen differs depending on the printer. and transfer the images to your computer using EOS Utility (provided software). 223 .169).29). SDXC cards might not be correctly detected.167. If the Eye-Fi card has a write-protect tab.Troubleshooting Guide The shooting date and time displayed is incorrect. you will not be able to check the card’s connection status. The card reader does not detect the card. Make sure the AV cable or HDMI cable’s plug is inserted all the way in (p. The [Eye-Fi Settings] menu item does not appear.214). connect your camera and computer with the provided interface cable. [Eye-Fi Settings] will only appear when the Eye-Fi card is inserted in the camera. or disable Eye-Fi card transmission when the tab is in the locked position. Set the video OUT system (NTSC/PAL) to the same video system as the TV set (p. The correct date and time has not been set (p. Printing-Related Problems There are fewer printing effects than listed in the instruction manual.180). Depending on the card reader and computer OS used. 169). No image appears on the TV screen. This instruction manual lists all the printing effects available (p.

replace the card. Clean the lens contacts. an error message will appear.27. write down the error No. 26) * If the error still persists.31. 04 Replace the card. Reinsert/change card or format card with camera. If there is a problem with the camera. Replace card.31. Cannot save images because card is full. Countermeasures No. 01 02 05 224 .27). Operate the power switch (p. Remove and insert the card again. erase unnecessary images.27). 16). 171. 50. The built-in flash could not be raised. or format the card (p. Turn the camera off and on again. 06 Sensor cleaning is not possible. 42).Error Codes Error No. 42). Error Message & Solution Communications between the camera and lens is faulty. on again or re-install the battery. 20. 40. Shooting is not possible due to an error. remove and install the battery pack 70. 80 again. Clean the electrical contacts on the camera and lens and use a Canon lens (p. or use a Canon lens (p. Follow the onscreen instructions. Operate the power switch. 60. and contact your nearest Canon Service Center. Operate the power switch (p. Card cannot be accessed. Turn the camera off and 30. or format the card (p. Turn the camera off and on again. 10.13.

3 Auto. Flash).0 JPEG. User Def. AF/AE camera with built-in flash SD memory card.00 megapixels 3:2 Auto. 1. Tungsten light. 18.50 megapixels (2592 x 1728) RAW : Approx.90 megapixels (5184 x 3456) Medium : Approx.9 mm Canon EF lenses (including EF-S lenses) (35mm-equivalent focal length is approx. single-lens reflex. 17.Specifications • Type Type: Recording media: Image sensor size: Compatible lenses: Digital. Landscape. Dust Delete Data appending Design rule for Camera File System 2. Custom White balance correction and white balance bracketing features provided * Color temperature information transmission enabled Applicable to long exposures and high ISO speed shots Auto Lighting Optimizer Provided Provided Lens mount: • Image Sensor Type: Effective pixels: Aspect ratio: Dust delete feature: • Recording System Recording format: Image type: Recorded pixels: • Image Processing Picture Style: White balance: Noise reduction: Automatic image brightness correction: Highlight tone priority: Lens peripheral illumination correction: 225 . 4. Portrait.3 x 14. 8. Neutral. 17. White fluorescent light. Monochrome. Faithful.6 times the lens focal length) Canon EF mount CMOS sensor Approx. Shade. RAW (14-bit Canon original) RAW+JPEG simultaneous recording possible Large : Approx.00 megapixels (3456 x 2304) Small : Approx. Cloudy. Manual. 1 .90 megapixels (5184 x 3456) Standard. Preset (Daylight. SDXC memory card 22. SDHC memory card.

depth-of-field AE. 0.6400 Auto. 19 mm (From eyepiece lens center at -1 m-1) Built-in dioptric adjustment: -3. Precision Matte Mirror: Quick-return type Depth-of-field preview: Provided • Autofocus Type: AF points: Metering range: Focus modes: AF-assist beam: TTL secondary image-registration.3200 set automatically (Recommended Creative Zone modes: ISO 100 .6400 (in whole-stop exposure index) increments).or 1/2-stop increments AE lock: Auto: Applied in One-Shot AF mode with evaluative metering when focus is achieved Manual: By AE lock button 226 . Close-up. ISO 100 . shutter-priority AE. ISO 100) One-Shot AF. AI Servo AF. aperture-priority AE. phase detection 9 AF points EV -0.20 (at 23°C/73°F with EF 50mm f/1. 9% of viewfinder at center) • Spot metering (approx. ISO 100) Exposure control: Program AE (Full Auto. 95% Magnification: Approx.Specifications • Viewfinder Type: Eye-level pentamirror Coverage: Vertical/Horizontal approx. Flash Off.0 m-1 (dpt) Focusing screen: Fixed. Program).18 (at 23°C/73°F. Sports. or ISO speed expanded to ISO 12800 Exposure compensation: Manual and AEB (Settable in combination with manual exposure compensation) Settable amount: ±5 stops in 1/3. manual exposure ISO speed: Basic Zone modes: ISO 100 . Night Portrait. AI Focus AF. Creative Auto.4 USM lens. Landscape.5 .87x (-1 m-1 with 50mm lens at infinity) Eye point: Approx.0 . 4% of viewfinder at center) • Center-weighted average metering Metering range: EV 1 . Portrait. Manual focusing (MF) Small series of flashes fired by built-in flash • Exposure Control Metering modes: 63-zone TTL full-aperture metering • Evaluative metering (linkable to any AF point) • Partial metering (approx.+1.

burst: JPEG Large/Fine: Approx. to 1/60 sec. 3 shots * Figures are based on Canon’s testing standards (ISO 100 and Standard Picture Style) using a 4GB card. or 2-sec. Drive mode: • Live View Shooting Focusing: Live mode. delay and 10-sec. Available range varies by shooting mode. to 30 sec. 34 shots RAW: Approx.20 (at 23°C/73°F with EF 50mm f/1.or 1/2-stop increments FE lock: Provided PC terminal: None Built-in flash: • Drive System Single shooting. 3 sec. bulb (Total shutter speed range.Specifications • Shutter Type: Shutter speeds: Electronically-controlled. X-sync at 1/200 sec. focal-plane shutter 1/4000 sec. 3. Face detection Live mode (Contrast detection) Quick mode (Phase-difference detection) Manual focusing (5x/10x magnification possible) Evaluative metering with the image sensor EV 0 . 6 shots RAW+JPEG Large/Fine: Approx. self-timer with 10sec. ISO 100) Two types Metering modes: Metering range: Grid display: 227 .) • Flash Retractable.: 13/43 (ISO 100.7 shots/sec. auto pop-up flash Guide No. continuous shooting. Max.4 USM lens.. approx. (Full Auto mode). in meters/feet) Flash coverage: 17mm lens angle of view Recycling time approx. 1/4000 sec. delay with continuous shooting Continuous shooting speed: Max. External flash: EX-series Speedlite (Flash functions settable with the camera) Flash metering: E-TTL II autoflash Flash exposure compensation: ±2 stops in 1/3.

1280x720 (60p/50p) : Approx. 50p: 50.04 million dots Approx.6400 With manual exposure: Manually settable within ISO 100 . 1.6400 (in whole-stop increments). 60p: 59. 25p: 25. 165 MB/min. 330 MB/min.00 fps File size: 1920x1080 (30p/25p/24p) : Approx.Specifications • Movie Shooting Movie compression: MPEG-4 AVC/H. Crop 640x480 (60p/50p) : Approx. ISO 100) Exposure control: Program AE (exposure compensation possible) for movies and manual exposure ISO speed: With autoexposure shooting: Automatically set within ISO 100 . Focusing: Same as focusing with Live View shooting Metering modes: Center-weighted average and evaluative metering with the image sensor * Automatically set by the focusing mode Metering range: EV 0 . ISO auto Sound recording: Built-in monaural microphone External stereo microphone terminal provided Grid display: Two types • LCD Monitor Type: Monitor size and dots: Coverage: Brightness adjustment: Interface language: TFT color liquid-crystal monitor 7.976 fps.97 fps. 100% Manual (7 levels) 25 228 . 165 MB/min. 24p: 23. 330 MB/min.00 fps. 640x480 (60p/50p) : Approx.264 Variable (average) bit rate Audio recording format: Linear PCM Recording format: MOV Recording size and frame rate: 1920x1080 (Full HD) : 30p/25p/24p 1280x720 (HD) : 60p/50p 640x480 (SD) : 60p/50p Crop 640x480 (SD) : 60p/50p * 30p: 29.7 cm (3 inches) with approx.4 USM lens.20 (at 23°C/73°F with EF 50mm f/1.94 fps.

1 compatible 12 Provided Entry and inclusion possible • Custom Functions Custom Functions: My Menu registration: Copyright information: • Interface Audio/video OUT/ Digital terminal: Analog video (Compatible with NTSC/PAL)/stereo audio output For personal computer communication and direct printing (Hi-Speed USB equivalent) HDMI mini OUT terminal: Type C (Auto switching of resolution). approx. HDMI OUT) Built-in speaker • Direct Printing Compatible printers: Printable images: Print ordering: PictBridge-compatible printers JPEG and RAW images DPOF Version 1. 150 shots at 0°C/32°F Battery life: (Based on CIPA testing standards) 229 .5x . 9-image index. jump by 10 or 100 images. CEC-compatible External microphone IN terminal: 3. by stills Highlight alert: Overexposed highlights blink Movie playback: Enabled (LCD monitor. image rotate possible Zoom magnification: Approx. 440 shots at 23°C/73°F. 4-image index. 1.5mm dia. detailed info. video/audio OUT. stereo mini-jack Remote control terminal: For Remote Switch RS-60E3 Wireless remote control: Remote Controller RC-6 • Power Source Battery: Battery Pack LP-E8 (Quantity 1) * AC power can be supplied via AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 * With Battery Grip BG-E8 attached. by shooting date. histogram). 180 shots at 23°C/73°F. by movie. Single image + Info (Basic info. approx.Specifications • Image Playback Image display formats: Single image. size-AA/LR6 batteries can be used With viewfinder shooting: Approx.10x Image browsing methods: Single image. 400 shots at 0°C/32°F With Live View shooting: Approx.

5 x 75.104°F Working humidity: 85% or less Dimensions (W x H x D): 37. 2 hours (at 23°C / 73°F) 100 . • Battery Charger LC-E8 Compatible battery: Recharging time: Rated input: Rated output: Working temperature range: Working humidity: Dimensions (W x H x D): Weight: Compatible battery: Recharging time: Rated input: Rated output: Working temperature range: Working humidity: Dimensions (W x H x D): Weight: Battery Pack LP-E8 Approx.40°C / 43°F .40°C / 43°F .8 oz.8 x 3. Approx.7 x 1.240 V AC (50/60 Hz) 8. 82 g / 2. Battery Pack LP-E8 Approx. Weight: Approx.40°C / 32°F . (body only) • Operation Environment Working temperature range: 0°C .8 x 97.1 x 15. (CIPA testing standards) Approx.2 V DC 1120 mAh During charging: 6°C .4 in.104°F Working humidity: 85% or less • Battery Pack LP-E8 Type: Rated voltage: Battery capacity: Working temperature range: Rechargeable lithium-ion battery 7.Specifications • Dimensions and Weight Dimensions (W x H x D): 128.9 oz.2 in.1 x 3.2 mm / 1.4 in.5 mm / 2.240 V AC (50/60 Hz) 8.4 V DC / 720mA 6°C .8 oz. 52 g / 1.40°C / 43°F .6 x 2.4 V DC / 720mA 6°C . 82 g / 2.7 x 1.104°F 85% or less 69 x 28 x 87. • Battery Charger LC-E8E 230 .40°C / 32°F .0 in.9 oz. 530 g / 18.1 x 3. 2 hours (at 23°C / 73°F) 100 .104°F During shooting: 0°C .4 x 55.5 x 0.7 oz. Approx.3 mm / 5. 475 g / 16.5 mm / 2.1 x 3. Weight: Approx.104°F 85% or less 69 x 28 x 87.

5-5. Weight: Approx.36 Closest focusing distance: 0.3 .9°30’ Vertical extent: 45°30’ .1 x 5.5 x 70 mm / 2.0 x 4.27°50’ Horizontal extent: 64°30’ .23°20’ Vertical extent: 45°30’ .36 Closest focusing distance*: At 18mm focal length: 0.61 ft.49 m / 1.0 x 4.5-5. diameter x length: 68.0 oz. (From image sensor plane) Max. magnification: 0.45 m / 1.4 in. (75 x 112 mm / 3.11°30’ Horizontal extent: 64°30’ . Hood: EW-73B (sold separately) Case: LP1116 (sold separately) All specifications above are based on Canon’s testing standards.7 x 2.25 m / 0.6°20’ Lens construction: 16 elements in 12 groups Minimum aperture: f/22 .6 IS Angle of view: Diagonal extent: 74°20’ .8 in. field of view) * Distance from image sensor plane Max. Product specifications and the exterior are subject to change without notice.2.48 ft. 455 g / 16.1 oz.8 in. (327 x 503 mm / 12.25 m / 0. 231 .0 in.8 in. magnification: 0.6 x 1. Weight: Approx.82 ft.6 IS Angle of view: Diagonal extent: 74°20’ . (at 0. If a problem occurs with a non-Canon lens attached to the camera.67 x 45 mm / 8. consult the respective lens maker.82 ft.34x (at 55 mm) Field of view: 207 x 134 . 200 g / 7.9 x 19. Hood: EW-60C (sold separately) Case: LP814 (sold separately) • EF-S 18-135mm f/3. field of view) At 135mm focal length: 0.15°40’ Lens construction: 11 elements in 9 groups Minimum aperture: f/22 . diameter x length: 75.Specifications • EF-S 18-55mm f/3.4 x 101 mm / 3.) Image Stabilizer: Lens shift type Filter size: 58 mm Lens cap: E-58 Max.21x (at 135mm) Image Stabilizer: Lens shift type Filter size: 67 mm Lens cap: E-67U Max.

HDMI. LLC. No license is granted or implied for any other use for MPEG-4 standard.g. Windows is a trademark or registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries.Trademarks Adobe is a trademark of Adobe Systems Incorporated. About MPEG-4 Licensing “This product is licensed under AT&T patents for the MPEG-4 standard and may be used for encoding MPEG-4 compliant video and/or decoding MPEG-4 compliant video that was encoded only (1) for a personal and non-commercial purpose or (2) by a video provider licensed under the AT&T patents to provide MPEG-4 compliant video. 232 . All other corporate and product names and trademarks mentioned in this manual are the property of their respective owners. SDXC logo is a trademark of SD-3C. Exif Print is a standard that enhances compatibility between digital cameras and printers. and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are a trademark or registered trademark of HDMI Licensing LLC.0 and Exif 2. * This digital camera supports Design rule for Camera File System 2.” * Notice displayed in English as required.21 (also called “Exif Print”). caused by the malfunction of nongenuine Canon accessories (e. By connecting the camera to an Exif Print-compliant printer. Canon shall not be liable for any damage to this product and/or accidents such as fire. Please note that this warranty does not apply to repairs arising out of the malfunction of non-genuine Canon accessories. the shooting information is incorporated to optimize the print output. etc.. in the United States and other countries. a leakage and/or explosion of a battery pack). HDMI logo. Macintosh and Mac OS are trademarks or registered trademarks of Apple Inc. although you may request such repairs on a chargeable basis. Use of genuine Canon accessories is recommended This product is designed to achieve excellent performance when used with genuine Canon accessories..

Safety Warnings Follow these safeguards and use the equipment properly to prevent injury. and accessories not specified in this booklet. heat generation. disassemble.104°F). It can deform the cord or melt the insulation and cause a fire or electrical shock. accessories. connecting cables. (Battery chemicals may harm the stomach and intestines.Do not insert any foreign metallic objects into the electrical contacts of the camera. keep the equipment away from the reach of children. • Do not fire the flash at someone driving a car. keep at least 1 meter away. This is to prevent fire or an explosion. 233 . It may impair the person’s vision. Do not mix new and old or different types of batteries.Do not install the battery pack or back-up battery in reversed polarity (+ –). and material damage. deforms. excessive heat. chemical leakage. or fumes are emitted during battery pack recharging. death. power sources. remove the battery pack and disconnect the power plug. . The cord can accidentally choke the child or give an electrical shock. If the battery leakage contacts your eyes. • Before storing the camera or accessory when not in use. Also. Preventing Serious Injury or Death • To prevent fire. This is to prevent an explosion or fire. insulate the electrical contacts with tape to prevent contact with other metallic objects or batteries. • If excessive heat. remove it immediately. etc. This is to prevent electrical shock. Do not use any home-made or modified batteries. . and fire.Do not recharge the battery pack outside the allowable ambient temperature range of 0°C . or modify the battery pack or back-up battery. If a child swallows the battery. or clothing. And do not subject the battery pack or back-up battery to strong physical shock. and explosions.Do not short-circuit. • Prevent any battery leakage from contacting your eyes. and clothing. Do not expose the battery pack or back-up battery to fire or water. • If the battery pack or back-up battery leaks. skin. • Do not use the equipment where there is flammable gas. do not exceed the recharging time. . Do not apply heat or apply solder to the battery pack or back-up battery. flush the affected area with lots of clean water without rubbing it. It may cause an accident.40°C (32°F . follow the safeguards below: . consult a physician immediately. or emits smoke or fumes. • During the recharging. It can cause blindness or skin problems. • Keep the back-up battery away from children. • Do not leave any cords near a heat source.) • When disposing of a battery pack or back-up battery. changes color. • Do not fire the flash near a person’s eyes. smoke. See a physician immediately.Do not use any batteries. When using flash to photograph an infant. Be careful not to get burned in the process. . immediately unplug the battery charger from the power outlet to stop the recharging and prevent a fire. skin.

• Do not use or leave the battery pack or back-up battery in a hot environment. • To prevent fire and electrical shock. Also do not twist or tie the cords. If the surrounding is dusty. This is to prevent fire and electrical shock. • Do not cover or wrap the battery-recharging apparatus with a cloth. the dust on the power outlet may become moist and short-circuit the outlet to cause a fire. • Do not look at the sun or an extremely bright light source through the camera or lens.Do not scratch.Do not connect too many power plugs to the same power outlet. Doing so may cause injury. • Do not carry the camera around while it is attached to a tripod. or oily. The equipment may become hot and cause skin burns. • Do not leave a lens or lens-attached camera under the sun without the lens cap attached. . follow the safeguards below: .Do not handle a power plug with wet hands. • Do not store the equipment in dusty or humid places. or excessively bend the cord or put a heavy object on the cord. or other organic solvents to clean the equipment. The neck strap can accidentally choke the child.Do not use a cord whose insulation has been damaged. If the product does not work properly or requires repair. Doing so may damage your vision. This is to prevent fire and electrical shock. Also make sure the tripod is sturdy enough to support the camera and lens. . • Do not use paint thinner. High-voltage internal parts can cause electrical shock. cut. . promptly remove the battery pack and back-up battery.• If you drop the equipment and the casing breaks open to expose the internal parts. • Do not disassemble or modify the equipment.When unplugging a power plug. the lens may concentrate the sun’s rays and cause a fire. 234 . Doing so may trap heat within and cause the casing to deform or catch fire. grasp and pull the plug instead of the cord. • Before using the camera inside an airplane or hospital. do not touch the internal parts due to the possibility of electrical shock. Doing so may cause battery leakage or a shorter battery life. Electromagnetic waves emitted by the camera may interfere with the plane’s instruments or the hospital’s medical equipment. The battery pack or back-up battery can also become hot and cause skin burns. check if it is allowed. • Keep the camera from the reach of small children. contact your dealer or your nearest Canon Service Center. . . Otherwise. Preventing Injury or Equipment Damage • Do not leave equipment inside a car under the hot sun or near a heat source. benzene. humid. • If you drop the camera in water or if water or metal fragments enter inside the camera. • Occasionally unplug the power plug and use a dry cloth to clean off the dust around the power outlet. Doing so may cause fire or a health hazard.Always insert the power plug all the way in.

European Union (and EEA) only. this indicates that a heavy metal (Hg = Mercury.com/environment. the Battery Directive (2006/66/EC) and/or your national laws implementing those Directives.g. Improper handling of this type of waste could have a possible impact on the environment and human health due to potentially hazardous substances that are generally associated with EEE. please contact your local city office. Iceland and Liechtenstein) 235 . Your cooperation in the correct disposal of this product will contribute to the effective usage of natural resources. in accordance with the Battery Directive. on an authorized one-for-one basis when you buy a new similar product or to an authorized collection site for recycling waste electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) and batteries and accumulators.. according to the WEEE Directive (2002/96/EC). (EEA: Norway. e. This product should be handed over to a designated collection point. approved scheme or your household waste disposal service or visit www. For more information about the recycling of this product. If a chemical symbol is printed beneath the symbol shown above. waste authority. These symbols indicate that this product is not to be disposed of with your household waste.canon-europe. Pb = Lead) is present in this battery or accumulator at a concentration above an applicable threshold specified in the Battery Directive. Cd = Cadmium.

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...................67 AI Servo AF.. 216 Beeper.. 93 Built-in flash....... 208 Format..... 96 Color temperature .. 84 BULB (Bulb exposure)....................32 A-DEP (Automatic depth-of-field AE).......... 76................................................. 103 Auto playback → Slide show Auto power off................... 82 Bulb ...... 167..80 B B/W (Monochrome)....................... 224 SD speed class ...96 AE lock........................................ 70 Contrast............71 4........................... 138 Eye-Fi.......................................148 2-sec.....................................80 Audio/video OUT............................20 Battery → Power 237 ...................................................... 36 Settings display................131 1st-curtain sync........... 92 Continuous shooting...........76 Basic Zone modes .......................156 640x480 ............. 55 Cable ............. 106 Clear settings ........................................................89 AF → Focusing AI FOCUS (AI Focus AF)............. 52 Color space ........ 2 Center-weighted average metering ...... 143 Camera shake .................. 150 Clock → Date/Time Close-up ......................................................................................................................97.........148 2nd-curtain sync...or 9-image index display....... 64......... 160.............................. 42 Problem...160.......... 139 Autofocus → Focusing Av (Aperture-priority AE)......................... 112.....67 AI SERVO (AI Servo AF) .... 144 Holding the camera....... 2....................Index 1280x720 ........... 13................................. 32.................................... 134 AEB......................................................131 1920x1080 ...........45.......... 86 Cleaning (image sensor) . 3.............................................. 123 SDHC/SDXC......131 Battery Grip .........67 Aperture-priority AE ......................................37 Card........ 31......... 79............ self-timer .......................... 92 A A/V OUT.............27............... 99 Color tone.............................. 169 Auto Lighting Optimizer...............................85 Adobe RGB.............. 169 Camera Camera shake.... 84 C C (Creative Auto) ..................................... 31 Card reminder ............................................................... 138 Black-and-white image ........... 35 ............ 169 Access lamp......................................................160.......................................

...............185 Drive mode ...... 64 2nd-curtain sync ... 192 Menu setting ............................. 160 D Date/Time .................................... 123......16...............................176 Dioptric adjustment ............ 206 Eye-Fi card ........................ 194 Beeper ......... 147 Red-eye reduction ........................................................... 206 FE lock.............. 46 Full HD ......... 120 Out of focus ........................................................................ 214 Flash ..........................23............. 56 Flash-sync speed............................. 149 Effective range . ................98 238 .... 117. 48 Focus mode switch ................................. 64 Custom Functions.....................191 File number ... 205 F Face detection Live mode (AF)................................ 64 External Speedlite....................86 Exposure compensation . 66....................Index Copyright information.......................................................... 47..................... 131 Full High-Definition... 69. 93 Firmware Ver.... 88 Focus confirmation light ................................. 131 Full Auto ....... 46 Focus lock .......................................................... 202 Recompose.......................199 Creative Auto .......141 External Speedlite............................................................ 117.....................70.76 FE lock... 132................. 147..........................55 Creative Zone modes ............................................... 65 Flash exposure compensation ....................171 Error codes . 48 Format (card initialization)...... 71 Dust Delete Data ................... 88 Flash off ...208 Eyepiece cover ...... 98 Flash exposure compensation..190 List............. 113 AF point selection ...20 Custom Functions........................................ 72............224 Evaluative metering .203 Depth-of-field preview...........................................................................................................................87 Extension ....................................... 33. 131.......................................................82 Dial...................... 202 Manual focusing.....................29 DC coupler.......................................... 140 File size .......................147.. 77 Digital terminal ......................................... 173 Filter effect (Monochrome) ................................................. 148 Built-in flash ..190 Clear all ....114 Faithful ........ 42 Frame rate....151 E Erase (image) ................................ 69 Focusing AF mode ................. 47.......................... 68 AF-assist beam. 49........................ 138 Difficult-to-focus subjects .36 Direct printing → Printing DPOF.....

................ 192 Maximum ISO speed with Auto ISO ..............................131...........165 Erase ....... 51.....................203 J JPEG ........................................................................................... 33 Lens peripheral illumination correction......................................................174 Household power ............... 197 Image Zone ...................................156 Jump display (Image browsing)...........142........210 Image dust prevention..168 High-Definition ..158 Playback .............. 160......... 134 H HDMI............... 75 Language selection ..................................................... 156 ISO speed ................................... 18 Lens........................................173 Highlight tone priority .................................. 62 Auto............................ 30 LCD monitor ...................170 Rotate .......... 155 Protect .... 194 Histogram (Brightness/RGB) ....... 63 ISO expansion ............ 151 Image review time ...................................... 21.......................... 104 Live mode (AF).....Index Function availability table.. 167 Highlight alert .. 33 .......................174 Index....... 167 HDMI CEC (High-Definition Multimedia Interface Consumer Electronics Control) ................................................... 146 Brightness adjustment ................ 72 Index display ........................34 Landscape..........58.......157 Magnified view................ 155 Menu screen ................................................110................................................ 20 Image-recording quality........................... 173 View on TV ............................173 Highlight detail loss .........................................................35 Attaching/Detaching ..... 72 Jump display ............. 58.........160................173 Histogram ...62........................... 157 L I ICC profile ....................... 138 Image verification data .......... 113 239 .............. 167 Image area....................... 139 Display switching ...96 Image Auto playback .......................................... 146 Shooting settings display .... 159 Shooting information...........112........... 63 G Grid display ...................................... 13 Auto off........ 40 Screen color......................................................160........ 44 Image playback.......................171 Highlight alert......

..................................................................................... 167 My Menu .................. 132 Shooting.............................69.................................. 160 File size.......112 Possible shots ............................. 16 ......... 129 View on TV ..... 131 Manual exposure shooting..........20 Monochrome.... 60 PAL..........76 Movie Autoexposure shooting .............................................109 Long exposures → Bulb Low level format.. 164 Enjoying ........................................................................................................................... 214 O ONE SHOT (One-Shot AF) .............................83....106.......42................................ 162 Recording size ..........134 Mirror lockup . 84............................107 Focusing............................................ 70............. 66 P P (Program AE)...........73 Memory card → Card Menu Menu settings .................. 198 N Neutral............. 124 Editing out first and last scenes ............................................. 193 Nomenclature......113 Grid display ...... 131 Recording time.................. 51 Noise reduction High ISO speed ... 131 Playback .............120....................................................... 120 Maximum burst ...... 127 Movie crop ..... 195 Mode Dial................... 160.............................. 131..212 My Menu.................. 132 Frame rate ...................................................198 Setting operation .............69.............. 43 M M (Manual exposure)........................... 120 Microphone ..........112...... 134 Still photo shooting........... 158 Malfunction .........................83 Magnified view ...22 NTSC ..... 193 Long exposure ...........................86 Metering timer.....40 Metering mode..... 66 One-Shot AF ... 76 Night Portrait ....... 134 MF (Manual focusing) .............. 74................... 214 240 ...........................................................Index Live View shooting.................................. 123 Sound recording .................... 131. 127 Manual focusing.......218 Manual exposure ................................................. 54 Night scene ...............................................................

. 109 Recharge .... 71 Sensor cleaning..72 Playback ...................................... 31 Remote control shooting.........28 Household power.....................................60 Program shift ....................................... 159 S Safety warnings...........183 Program AE ..74 Recharge.179 Print Order (DPOF)........ 133..............................91 Selection............. 204 Revert to default settings........170 R RAW .................. 54.. 65 Release shutter without card.178 Partial metering............28....185 Printing effects ........... 92 Shooting information display ................................... 153 Sepia (Monochrome)......................................................... 144 Rotate (image)..................................104 PictBridge............... 233 Saturation ....... 109 Power Auto power off .... 71...............86 Peripheral illumination correction ............... 150......................74 RAW+JPEG...................................75 User defined ............. 126.....................94 Pixels ................... 142..... 155 Portrait .... 173 Q Q (Quick Control) .............. 72 ..................38 Quick mode (AF)..................... 72 ........................................... 110.................................................179 Paper settings. 24 Red-eye reduction ............................175 Picture Style Adjustment.................................... 139 Battery check.................24 Switch ..................................................183 Trimming...................... 92 SD/SDHC/SDXC card → Card Self-timer .........28.................................................. 93 Sharpness ..........118 241 ............Index Paper settings (printing)......................................50........203 Possible shots ..................27 Printing......................................... 57.................27.......................176 Page layout.38 Quick Control screen .....................................180................................ 75 Possible shots........................................................................58.61 Protect (image erase-protection). 182 Tilt correction ........ 27......................................

.........................................................50 3 (Landscape) ..............................Index Shooting mode.. 160.....................................75 Stopped-down aperture ....18 Shutter button ..................96 Standard ....162 Sports.....................................194 Toning effect (Monochrome) ... 19 Dioptric adjustment ..........................80 Tv (Shutter-priority AE)............165 Sound recording .............................37 Shutter-priority AE ...............................60 C (Creative Auto) ................................................51 4 (Close-up) ................................................................................78 P (Program AE) ....... 99 Personal...................................55 1 (Full Auto)......................... 169...........................................46 7 (Flash Off) .......................................... 36 Volume (Movie playback) ..................... 214 View on TV..............................53 6 (Night Portrait) ....................216 Tv (Shutter-priority AE) ..................................23 System map.............................................................................82 Strap ...................................................... 163 W WB → White balance White balance ........83 Av (Aperture-priority AE) ... 78 V Video system.........................78 Slide show ....93 Trimming (printing)......123 Shooting settings display .....................................54 k (Movie shooting).............49 2 (Portrait) .............. 101 Custom ..............134 Speaker............................... 102 Correction . 99 Bracketing..183 242 ..............................................52 5 (Sports).. 167 Viewfinder ....................................... 100 T Tone priority ...53 Spot metering..........20 A-DEP (Automatic depth-of-field AE) ..86 sRGB ................................................................85 M (Manual exposure) ........................................

...........257/258 EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk .Z: ISO Speed ..246 p......249 p.........Picture Style ...Quick Reference Guide Menu Operations ........250 p.....245 p....247 p.Creative Zone Modes ........252 p..s: Shutter-priority AE ...Nomenclature ...p................k Shooting Movies .246 p................254 p...........................Basic Zone Modes .....A Live View Shooting..p........E: AF Mode.254 p........................................Using the Built-in Flash.....259 243 ......Q Quick Control Screen ..............250 p..251 p.................S AF Point ........253 p.....p..252 p.......256 Installing the Software ....i Drive Mode .....................................................Image Playback ...............p..255 Software Start Guide EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk .....f: Aperture-priority AE.251 p.....Image-recording Quality .........Custom Functions ..............244 p...250 p.......249 p............d: Program AE ........250 p...............

Press <0> to display the setting.Quick Reference Guide Menu Operations <M> button <0> button LCD monitor <S> Cross keys 1. Press the <U> key to select the tab. Press the <M> button to display the menu. 4. then press the <V> key to select the desired item. 3. Basic Zone Modes Movie Shooting Mode Creative Zone Modes Tab Menu items Menu settings 244 . 2. press <0>. After setting the item.

then turn the <6> dial to set it. In the Basic Zone modes (except C). 245 .Quick Reference Guide Q Quick Control Screen With the shooting settings displayed. Aperture ISO speed Highlight tone priority Flash exposure compensation Auto Lighting Optimizer Drive mode Picture Style White balance Metering mode AF mode Shutter speed Exposure compensation/ AEB setting Shooting mode Image-recording quality Press the <S> key to select the function. press the <Q> button. The Quick Control screen will appear. you can select certain drive modes and the image-recording quality.

see the camera’s instruction manual. For <S> (Neutral) and <U> (Faithful). Vivid blue skies and greenery and very sharp images. 246 . then press <0>. then press <0>. Image-recording quality Pixels Possible shots A Picture StyleN Press the <XA> button. Style Description P Standard Q Portrait R Landscape V Monochrome Vivid colors and sharp images.Quick Reference Guide Image-recording Quality Select [1 Quality]. Press the <U> key to select the quality. then press <0>. Press the <U> key to select the Picture Style. Black-and-white images. Nice skin tones and slightly sharp images.

Quick Reference Guide Nomenclature Power switch <Z> ISO speed setting button <6> Main Dial <D> Flash button Mode Dial Shutter button Focus mode switch <A> Live View shooting/ Movie shooting button <A> AE lock button <S> AF point selection button Display-off sensor <S> Cross keys Access lamp <O> Aperture/Exposure compensation button <0> Setting button 247 .

burst Monochrome shooting ISO speed Exposure level indicator AE lock Flash-ready Flash exposure compensation Shutter speed Aperture 248 .Quick Reference Guide Shooting Settings Display Aperture Shutter speed ISO speed Exposure level indicator White balance Auto Lighting Optimizer Drive mode Possible shots Metering mode Shooting mode Picture Style Image-recording quality Quick Control AF mode icon Battery check zxcn OK NG Viewfinder Information AF point activation indicator <•> Spot metering circle AF points Focus confirmation light Max.

D Using the Built-in Flash Basic Zone Modes If necessary. then shoot. then press the <S> key to select the function. You just press the shutter button. 249 .) Press the <Q> button. Turn the <6> dial to set the function. sic Z o n e Ba 1 Full Auto C Creative Auto 7 Flash Off 2 Portrait 3 Landscape 4 Close-up 5 Sports 6 Night Portrait (Displayed only when <C> is set.Quick Reference Guide Basic Zone Modes All the settings necessary for shooting are set automatically. Creative Zone Modes Press the <D> button to pop up the built-in flash. the built-in flash will pop-up automatically in low-light or backlit conditions (except in the <7> <3> <5> modes). and the camera does the rest.

Turn the <6> dial to set the desired aperture. Turn the <6> dial to set the desired shutter speed. If the aperture display blinks. If the shutter speed display blinks. f: Aperture-priority AE Set the Mode Dial to <f>. then focus the subject. The shutter speed will be set automatically. turn the <6> dial until it stops blinking. s: Shutter-priority AE Set the Mode Dial to <s>. then focus the subject. turn the <6> dial until it stops blinking. 250 . d: Program AE The camera automatically sets the shutter speed and aperture in the same way as the <1> mode. The aperture will be set automatically.Quick Reference Guide Creative Zone Modes Cre ati v e ne Zo You can change the camera settings as desired to shoot in various ways. Set the Mode Dial to <d>.

you can select the AF point by turning the <6> dial until the desired AF point flashes in red. X(One-Shot AF): For still subjects 9(AI Focus AF): Switches the AF mode automatically Z(AI Servo AF): For moving subjects S AF PointN Press the <S> button. Press the <S> key to select the AF point. While looking at the viewfinder. then press <0>. 251 . Press the <U> key to select the AF mode.Quick Reference Guide E: AF ModeN Set the lens focus mode switch to <f>. Pressing <0> toggles the AF point selection between the center AF point and automatic AF point selection. Press the <ZE> button.

Quick Reference Guide Z: ISO SpeedN Press the <Z> button. the ISO speed setting will be displayed. 252 . the ISO speed is set automatically. then press <0>. u: i: Q: l: q: Single shooting Continuous shooting Self-timer/Remote control* Self-timer:2 sec Self-timer:Continuous* * The <Q> and <q> drive modes can be selected in all shooting modes. i Drive ModeN Press the <YiQ> button. When “AUTO” is selected. When you press the shutter button halfway. Turn the <6> dial or press the <U> key to select the ISO speed. Press the <U> key to select the drive mode.

To change the Live View settings. Press the shutter button completely to take the picture.Quick Reference Guide A Live View Shooting Press the <A> button to display the Live View image. Press the shutter button halfway to focus. 180 shots 253 . 200 shots 50% Flash Use Approx. Battery Life with Live View Shooting Temperature No Flash At 23°C / 73°F Approx. use the [6 Live View function settings] menu.

Custom FunctionsN 1 Exposure level increments 2 ISO expansion 3 Flash sync. speed in Av mode 4 Long exposure noise reduction 5 High ISO speed noise reduction 6 Highlight tone priority 7 AF-assist beam firing 8 Mirror lockup 9 Shutter/AE lock button 10 Assign SET button 11 LCD display when power ON 12 Add image verification data 254 . Press the shutter button halfway to focus.Quick Reference Guide k Shooting Movies Set the Mode Dial to <k>. Press the <A> button to start shooting a movie. press the shutter button. To shoot still photos. To stop movie shooting. press <A> again.

Quick Reference Guide Image Playback y u y u Index Magnify Select image S L Erase B Shooting information x Playback 255 .

You can edit images with originals remaining unchanged. You can shoot photos remotely by connecting the camera with your computer. 256 .Software Start Guide EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk This disk contains various software for EOS DIGITAL. Image Viewing and Editing Software b Digital Photo Professional You can view. edit and print shot images on your computer at highspeed. You can play and edit MOV movies and extract stil images from movies. It is especially recommended for users who mainly shoot RAW images. You can organize and sort images by shooting date or theme. Image Viewing and Editing Software c ZoomBrowser EX (Windows) / ImageBrowser (Macintosh) You can view. edit and print JPEG images on your computer. Communication Software for the Camera and Computer a EOS Utility You can download images (still images/movies) you have shot with the camera to your computer. Can be used by a wide range of users from amateurs to professionals. Picture Style File Creating Software d Picture Style Editor You can edit Picture Style to your unique image characteristics and create/save an original Picture Style file. You can set the various settings of the camera from your computer. Recommended for novices who are using a digital camera for the first time and amateur users.

refer to the EOS Utility Instruction Manual (PDF electronic manual). 2 Insert the EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk (CD). Never connect the camera to your computer before you install the software. To download images from the cameras. B When installation ends. 3 Click [Easy Installation] to start installation. Follow the windows displayed for the rest of the installation procedure. 4 Click [Restart]. 257 . If not necessary. The software will not be installed correctly. the window for Step 4 appears. uninstall the software.Installing the Software Compatible OS Windows 7 Windows Vista SP1/SP2/SP3 1 Check that the camera is not connected to your computer. “WFT Utility” and “Original Data Security Tools” software for the accessories (sold separately) will also be installed. 5 Once your computer has restarted. remove the CD.

refer to the EOS Utility Instruction Manual (PDF electronic manual). double-click and open the CD-ROM icon.6 1 Check that the camera is not connected to your computer. 3 Click [Install] to start installation. 2 Insert the EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk (CD).10. and then double-click [Canon EOS Digital Installer]. “WFT Utility” software for the accessories (sold separately) will also be installed. When installation ends.Installing the Software Compatible OS MAC OS X 10. 258 .4 . 5 Remove the CD. On your computer’s desktop. uninstall the software. the window for Step 4 appears. If not necessary. Follow the windows displayed for the rest of the installation procedure. 4 Click [Finish]. To download images from the cameras.

pdf files. 2 Open the CD. 259 . 1 Insert the EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk (CD) into the CD-ROM drive of your computer. 2 Open the CD. BAdobe Reader starts and the index of the Instruction Manuals are displayed. Install Adobe Reader if it is not already installed on your computer. Then select your language. 3 Double-click the START. Then select your language. Acrobat Reader (version 6. double-click [My Computer] on the desktop) and then double-click the CD-ROM drive into which you have inserted the CD.0 or later) must be installed to view the Instruction Manual files (PDF format).0 or later) must be installed to view the Instruction Manual files (PDF format). Double-click the START. BAdobe Reader starts and the index of the Instruction Manuals are displayed. Install Adobe Reader if it is not already installed on your Macintosh. Double-click on the CD icon. Acrobat Reader (version 6. 3 [MACINTOSH] EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk Copy the PDF Instruction Manuals contained on the CD to your Macintosh.[WINDOWS] EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk Copy the PDF Instruction Manuals contained on the CD to your computer. To save the PDF manual to your computer.pdf files. Click [Start] [My Computer] (in versions other than Windows XP. To save the PDF manual to your computer. 1 Insert the EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk (CD) into the CD-ROM drive of your Macintosh. use the ‘Save’ function of your Adobe Reader. use the ‘Save’ function of your Adobe Reader.

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